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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 23rd January, 2014) Views: 2,817 
Gravestone
 Gravestone   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
The Poor of Standish are buried here

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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