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Graveyards

Post by Flintlock » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:16 pm

Interesting places, stories to tell.
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Re: Graveyards

Post by Hugh » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:11 pm

Greetings,

It sounds almost weird and macabre but you are quite right there is a whole load of social history to be found in these places.

I have visited the big three in Paris; http://www.pariscemeteries.com (there used to be a day time Police presence at Jim Morrison's resting place at Pere Lachaise cemetery) Buy a local paper guide as they have a load of interesting facts and things to look out for.

plus Highgate in London; https://highgatecemetery.org you need to book for a tour for the West one; https://highgatecemetery.org/visit/cemetery/west

The symbolism and architecture are fascinating and intriguing, however I hope that it is a long time off before any of us take up residence. I think that Spike Milligan had the best line; "I told you I was ill". I might go for something along the way of "bugger! ran out of petrol" :lol:

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Re: Graveyards

Post by gbags » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Similarly, the chapels of private schools or army garrison towns are fascinating, with plaques usually from family and friends commemorating the loss of young soldiers all over the world and from every war or conflict you can think of.

Very evocative and very moving.

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Re: Graveyards

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:37 pm

Love going round old grave yard and reading the stories ..............bit odd i know but so am i

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Re: Graveyards

Post by Nigel » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm

There is a graveyard at the back of my house, quietest neighbours I've ever had :lol:

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Re: Graveyards

Post by chunky butt » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:27 pm

Equally.......Oradour sur glane, very moving.......and then you go up to the cemetery, and read the gravestones........

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Re: Graveyards

Post by Hugh » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:09 pm

Hello again,

One of the interesting points in the Peak District is that Maurice Oldfield, who was the son of a local tenant farmer, was head of MI6 from 1973 - 1978 and is thought to be the inspiration for one of the characters in 007. He lived in the village of Over Haddon, close to Bakewell, and is buried in St Anne's churchyard.

Another piece of useless information off my conveyor belt of a brain cell :lol:

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Re: Graveyards

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:32 pm

Also in the Peak District...Eyam churchyard...a monument to the ordinary people of the village who decided to stay and take their luck with the Black Death, rather than flee and spread it. To this day, some of the people in the village show a rare natural immunity to the Black Death.

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Re: Graveyards

Post by Flintlock » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:05 pm

Came across this grave yesterday evening.

Two brothers, both served in WW1 and both survived, between them awarded

Three DSO's
One MC
Three Croix De Guerre
Mentioned in Dispatches twelve times.

Returned home to Ireland and both killed in the Irish War of Independance
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Re: Graveyards

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