Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 27th July, 2016)
This is terrible to see, all these graves vandalized. Or is it due to subsidence?
subsidence. a lot of old headstones were not fixed on a firm base but plonked straight into the earth.
VANDALISM as was reported in the local paper a few years ago.
Bring Back The Birch
Well...after all these years I never knew the full title of the church was St John the Divine.
I lived in Kittgreen and went to St. John C of E school, the church was always just called St Johns, I even sang in the choir when I was a child.
It's been like that for years, Owd Nick a teacher at Pemberton school in the 1960s would say of pupils, if they had crooked teeth that is, that they had a mouth like St John's churchyard.
I find old graveyards fascinating, so full of stories that we will never know
the pic above is due to subsidence ,further up is worse still ,im not saying vandelism asnt been a problem ,it as ,nearer to the church at the side where my grandmother is buried ,the ground there is terrible you are up and down when getting to her grave those graves in pics have been up yonks and not set as they should have been
Cyril, I knew Owd Nick very well, me being a pupil of his. I never heard him say that about St John's but I wouldn't put it past him. God rest his soul. What a wonderful history teacher and human being he was. Happy days