Tuesday, 30 October 2012

West Norwood Cemetery 2

Four more images from the photographic scrap box. The first is one that generated my real interest in finding out more about the story behind the names on the stones. You cannot fail to be intrigued when you read the words 'Edith O'Gorman, The Escaped Nun'! The cemetery is also home to Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the dreaded Maxim Gun.







2 comments:

Jim S said...

I'm intrigued. Do you know the story about Edith O'Gorman?

Regards, Jim
Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

Laurie said...

I couldn't find a wikipedia entry, Jim but her own tale is here:

http://www.archive.org/stream/trialspersecutio00ogoriala/trialspersecutio00ogoriala_djvu.txt

Enjoy!

Laurie

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