Sunday, 23 November 2014

Why was no additional information given about Laura and Mary?

 Broughton Cemetery, Broughton, Northamptonshire.
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There was an old fashioned hand-operated water pump just inside the entrance and Claire was surprised when it worked perfectly.
 
 
 Why was no additional information given about Laura and Mary? 
 
Visited - August 2012

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

1736 has been corrected to 1735.

 St Tecla, Llandegley, Powys, Wales
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St T(h)ecla was was a saint of the early Christian Church,
and a reported follower of Paul the Apostle. 
 

 1736 has been corrected to 1735.
 
Visited - April 2014

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Two pilots who died together were buried together.

 The Old Cemetery, Knighton, Powys
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This was just one of three fair-sized cemeteries in this small town.
 
 
 Two pilots who died together on active service in 1943 were also buried together. 
 
Visited - March 2014

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The fear of the Lord is wisdom - wisdom was initially spelt incorrectly.

 St Edward the Confessor, Knighton, Powys
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Knighton was the quietest small town we have ever visited. The graveyard had one spectacular find plus some other unusual discoveries - just the sort of place we love to visit.
 
 
"The fear of the Lord is wisdom - 
 wisdom was initially spelt incorrectly which made us both smile. 
 
Visited - March 2014

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The metal rose on the grave is three-dimensional!

 The New Cemetery, Knighton, Powys
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The cemetery was situated on a hillside at the edge of this small town.
 
 
 Although it is not entirely obvious from the photo the metal rose is three-dimensional. 
 
Visited - March 2014

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William Evans was killed by a tree falling on him.

 St Michael, Michaelchurch-on-Arrow, Powys
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The tower and lower part of the nave are early, perhaps even 13th century, but there are few architectural details, except for a putatively early lancet in the tower, and much was probably swept away in the restoration of 1869.
 
 
 We only just found this grave in time - William Evans was "unfortunately killed by a tree falling on him." 
 
Visited - November 2014

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Friday, 21 November 2014

This lady was a widow for 70 years

Southam Road Cemetery, Banbury, Oxfordshire 
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We will always remember this site for the spectacular display of tree blossom - it was amazing!
 

This lady was a widow for 70 years - amazing! 
 
Visited - April 2009

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