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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd January, 2014)


The Poor of Standish are buried here

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 23rd January 2014 at 00:14

Interesting gravestone Mick. The "Three Breadths" will probably be significant, I don't have a clue.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 23rd January 2014 at 07:50

Now that is intriguing!!!
Well done Mick for spotting that one.
Hopefully someone can give us an explanation.

Comment by: kath on 23rd January 2014 at 08:47

is it like a mass paupers' grave? very interesting!

Comment by: Marcus on 23rd January 2014 at 09:23

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.

Comment by: A.W. on 23rd January 2014 at 09:46

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.

Comment by: Roy on 23rd January 2014 at 12:17

Come on Rev Long, give us an explanation if you can. Interesting photo Mick.

Comment by: roger hammerstein on 23rd January 2014 at 13:08

Mick likes to hang around in graveyards, or bushes.

Comment by: Ron D on 23rd January 2014 at 13:11

Does any one know any good jokes.?

Comment by: baz on 23rd January 2014 at 13:43

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..

Comment by: dirty harry on 23rd January 2014 at 15:50

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

Comment by: sanibelfred on 23rd January 2014 at 15:54

will some kind person living near Standish take a picture of the grave of Lancashire born eva turner who was world famous.

Comment by: Ken Smith on 23rd January 2014 at 18:23

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

Comment by: Mick on 23rd January 2014 at 18:33

Ron, there was a Irishman a Welshman a Scotsman and a Cameraman ,,,,

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