Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dog Sentinel at foot of Grave

At the base of a gravestone in the graveyard of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Michael, Alston near Grimsargh, Lancashire is this Dog sentinel. I find it very realistic.

Bomb Aimer Memorial

I saw this memorial in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul RC Church in Ribchester, Lancashire. It commemorates the death of a Royal Air Force bomb aimer.

Flight Sergeant Edward Walter Fletcher died on the night of 28/29 January 1945 when his Lancaster bomber crashed while returning from a raid on Stuttgart. It was his 30th mission on what should have been the final sortie of his first tour of operations. He is buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Totlz, Bayern Germany.

The fascinating Ribble Valley Remembrance website carried a lot of information about Flt Sgt Fletcher and can be found HERE

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Graphic Inscription

Tis Finished He Cried - He Suffered and Died!
A very graphic inscription on a headstone in Ribchester Graveyard, Lancashire:

MP's Grave

The grave of Bob Cryer, Labour MP for Bradford South, can be found in Bradford's Undercliffe Cemetery. He was killed when his car crashed on the M1 near Junction 5. His wife was injured in the accident. He played a small part in the Railway Children film. His Wikipedia entry is HERE

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Wizard of OF

From a distance, these two Lancashire gravestones stood out because of the noticeably large 'OF' that was a striking feature of both memorials. Perhaps the same stone mason was involved?

Welcome to the Graveyard Detective

An illustrated look at the World of Graveyards and Cemeteries. There are many Stories behind the Stones that Stand in them. Who knows what we might find?


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