Saturday 29 September 2012 1.08am
The bones of as many as 500 people - thought to date back as far as medieval times - were unearthed by construction workers preparing to demolish the site to make way for the new leisure centre. wow very interesting
"in the southwark new's"
Clue might be in the old name St Mary Newington
'Once a large churchyard, St Mary's Newington has been transformed under the Elephant and Castle regeneration scheme into park. Only the shell of a building remains from the church of the parish of St. Mary, Newington and not on the original site. Little is known about the mediaeval church which stood on the west side of Newington Butts