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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th April, 2013)

St David's Church

St David's Church

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
Views: 4,183

Comment by: mygriffiths on 4th April 2013 at 00:05

Several of my ancestors in the grave in the foreground

Comment by: Ken R on 4th April 2013 at 00:34

Thanks for this photo, my mother and my neice are resting in there.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 4th April 2013 at 03:01

Good photo Alan, the church looks very clean. However what is it about graveyards that people feel compelled to vandalise them.

Comment by: Mick on 4th April 2013 at 06:17

Ive got some photos of St Davids graveyard, and I just looked at them, and I have one a photo of a giant boulder that the inscription says was found while a grave was being dug in about 1878 by George Eastham Sexton and John Gibson Gravedigger
It also says it was placed here to mark the first burial in 1834 and was Erected 1910 by Revd CH James, HJ Ainsworth, and H Heyes Churchwardens.

I think if I had found it while digging a grave I would have left it where it was a started digging a bit further along.

Comment by: Kath Pressey on 4th April 2013 at 09:30

I love graveyards. so much history and love.

Comment by: Carol on 4th April 2013 at 09:52

2 of my gt gt gdads and 1 gt gt gma are somewhere here. I had a random walk around last autumn but no luck. Does anyone know if there are records to locate plots etc?

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th April 2013 at 11:44

Nice shot Alan :)

Comment by: Ken on 4th April 2013 at 12:22

My grandparents my greatgrandparents and my gr gr grandparents are all buried in this churchyard spent many hours serching the graves and taking photo's but found nearly all of them. Also a lot of family members that I never knew and also that my father and mother never knew.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 4th April 2013 at 18:02

Nice one Alan.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Brian B on 4th April 2013 at 18:59

Snap MYGRIFFITHS they are my ancestors as well.
The top name is my(our) great great grandad.
Hope you are keeping well!!

Comment by: ann21 on 4th April 2013 at 20:15

Carol When I was looking for my grandmas grave in Ince, there were books with the graves numbered. Someone took me to it and there was no headstone on.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorks) on 4th April 2013 at 22:03

My paternal grandparents are her also along with aunties and uncles. look up WWW. Online parish Clerks.co.uk you can search for you relatives in any of the Lancashire churches, I've found many.

Comment by: mygriffiths on 5th April 2013 at 00:09

Hi Brian, Hope you are well also ,this Lambert and Mary my 3xgreat grandparents and Robert and Margaret my 2x.

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