Mynwent Ffordd Ystrad

When patients at the North Wales Hospital died, surviving family members were given the option to claim the body and arrange burial. Patients that were not claimed, for whatever reason, were buried up to six deep in an unmarked section of the Ystrad Road Cemetery.


My friend Dawid found a photo album while exploring an abandoned house. The images contained within are in varying states of decay, thus turning previously quite banal snapshots into one of the most moving collections of unintentional art I’ve seen for ages. Images below by Dawid, original photographer unknown. See the whole set here.