Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Victim of Drowning

Annes Cemetery, Gosport.

George Alfred Tribe, RNR drowned off Cape Horn on his 20th birthday - 20 June 1891. Today, his grave is in danger of being drowned by this bush. I am really surprised it has not been cleared!



6 comments:

Ann Somerset Miles said...

What a wonderful image. Yet somehow the insidious ivy tells its own story; keep it at bay, for it tells its own tale of 'antiquity' and time, and is more pertinent than a scrupulously scrubbed gravestone.

Gale Wall said...

Beautiful yet sad.

Owen said...

Interesting how it says "Who was drowned" and not "Who drowned"...

Can't help but wonder if there was foul play involved ?

I like it just as is, with the hungry growth of bushes around it...

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