Monday, 26 January 2015

The first memorial in the churchyard (May 1854).

 Hengoed Cemetery, Hengoed, Shropshire
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The cemetery was built on the site of the demolished St Barnabas church.
 
 
The first burial in the original churchyard was in May 1854.
 
 
 Visited - September 2014

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The Widow McArthur didn't use her first name on this gravestone. How curious.

 Kilmartin Cemetery, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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Kilmartin, 30 miles south of Oban, is conveniently placed for exploring a large number of archaelogical sites. The war memorial, in the form of an arch over the entrance to the Kirk grounds, is of a most unusual design.
 
 
 The Widow McArthur didn't use her first name on this gravestone. How curious. 
 
Visited - June 2009

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Just two of 230,000 people who died in the 2004 Asian tsunami

 St Crida, Creed, Cornwall
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The patron saint of Creed is first recorded as St Crite in the 10th century and may well have been a Cornish saint. Generally thought to be female, later tradition claims her as the daughter of either King Mark of Cornwall or an Irish king.
 
 
Catherine and Len were just two of 230,000 people who died in the Asian tsunami on 26 December 2004.  
 
Visited - June 2014

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Alfred Edward Housman was best known for his cycle of poems "A Shropshire Lad".

 St Laurence, Ludlow, Shropshire
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The Parish Church of Ludlow dedicated to St Laurence is one
of the largest parish churches in the country.
 
 
 Alfred Edward Housman was a classical scholar and poet, best known for his cycle of poems "A Shropshire Lad". 
 
Visited - September 2013

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An elderly married couple who died on the same day.

 Brosley Cemetery, Broseley, Shropshire
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This was the first time that we have been forced to abandon a visit due to rain. It got so wet that we went home and returned two days later to complete the survey.
 
 
 An elderly married couple who died on the same day. 
 
Visited - May 2011

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Major Hatherley George Moor was killed "leading his men into action".

St Clement, St Clement, Cornwall 
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The church is medieval but has lost much of its interest due to later restorations and most of the present fabric is from 1865 .There is also a large cemetery on the opposite side of the lane to the church.
 
 
 Major Hatherley George Moor was killed "leading his men into action". He was terribly wounded in the hip and side by an explosive bullet and he lived for about a quarter of an hour afterwards without showing any outward signs of pain.  
 
Visited - June 2014

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Three children died within 12 days!

 All Saints, Sapcote, Leicestershire
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It is nice to see that the grass has been kept short but we would have prefered to have seen the cut grass removed as well.
 

Three children died within 12 days! 
 
Visited - May 2010

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