A single drowning and a major shipping disaster.

Bridgnorth Cemetery, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
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Although it is not clear in this photograph part of the cemetery is both overgrown and on a steep slope and it was quite hazardous surveying this section.

Mary Lousia Mulliner was drowned in the River Severn at Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

In July 1909, the Waratah, en route from Durban to Cape Town, disappeared with 211 passengers and crew aboard. No trace of the ship has ever been found.

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Unusual gravestones

A new book from the owners of probably the largest archive of cemetery related photographs in the world!

Available now - on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

The authors have viewed millions of gravestones, and are offering readers a selection of the rare and unusual gravestones that they have seen, with full-colour illustrations. Each category of type of gravestone, age of person, cause of death, rare names, and errors found on gravestones are given a points score to indicate rarity.

Two specimen pages

Martin and Claire Nicholson - March 2015