Revealing our industrial revolution ancestors
The careful excavation of the remains of ordinary people and famous individuals from the past will give us an opportunity to trace our ancestors. Personal stories will have a national impact, as we join to remember the people who built the foundations of modern Britain.
This will be particularly moving when we excavate the two burial grounds in Euston and Birmingham. We will understand more about the people who lived in these growing industrial cities and how the railway network connected the two in the past.
All human remains affected by the construction of HS2 will be afforded due dignity care and respect.