2015 - The 7 most unusual memorials.

St Michael, Madeley, Shropshire

1) He crashed his plane in front of his parents.

2) Shot as an act of reprisal.

3) The engraved figure has a bust, a dress and a beard!

4) William Seward was stoned to death by a crowd.

5) Extensive musical notation on a memorial.

6) How quickly did you notice the mistake in the inscription?

7) Stained glass windows including pictures of cars!

Unusual gravestones
About the authors - Martin and Claire Nicholson own one of the largest archives of grave related photographs in the world. A selection of their work appears in the blog "Grave Mistakes" that has had over 400,000 hits since it was launched in 2013. Other examples appear in the Facebook group "Social History" where Martin acts as the group administrator.

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.

Specimen pages from Amazon previewer
 Martin Nicholson - Ticklerton Barn, Ticklerton, Church Stretton, Shropshire