Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 23rd January, 2014)
Interesting gravestone Mick. The "Three Breadths" will probably be significant, I don't have a clue.
Now that is intriguing!!!
Well done Mick for spotting that one.
Hopefully someone can give us an explanation.
is it like a mass paupers' grave? very interesting!
I think it means that this is a mass paupers' grave (as Kath said) and it is the widths of 3 standard graves. With the headstone over the middle "plot" I would assume.
Breadth does mean the width of a standard grave, I am not sure if the standard was the same in all graveyards. I have noticed that a lot of older gravestones dating back to the mid 1800s and earlier are marked "1 breadth" or whatever the width of the grave was.
Come on Rev Long, give us an explanation if you can. Interesting photo Mick.
Mick likes to hang around in graveyards, or bushes.
Does any one know any good jokes.?
in the early 19th centuary standish and langtree joined town ship..three breadth means there side be side(joined together has a town)if that helps..
i know a good joke .......i got a new frank bruno toaster from asda the other day it was knackered after two rounds.....i'll get mi coat
will some kind person living near Standish take a picture of the grave of Lancashire born eva turner who was world famous.
A grave of one of my grandmothers family in Haigh cemetery has written at the bottom of the gravestone Thomas Hodkinson 1B now I know it means 1Breath thankyou
Ron, there was a Irishman a Welshman a Scotsman and a Cameraman ,,,,