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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 16th May, 2008)

St John's Pemberton


St John's Pemberton
St John The Devine Pemberton

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D2Xs : Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 DX)
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Comment by: Joanne on 16th May 2008 at 00:06

Thank you, Dave :o)
A special churchyard for my family and a special photograph, too.

Comment by: Rubyshoes. on 16th May 2008 at 13:37

That's a brilliant photo. You have managed to make a very unattractive church look attractive. Well done.

Comment by: Nicky on 16th May 2008 at 16:23

Nice pic!!! My great great great grandparents are buried in the churchyard (somewhere, just cant find where!!!!!)

Comment by: sue.64 on 16th May 2008 at 22:15

lovely photo..
a lot of my ancestors are buried in there going back many, many years, many big branches and many twigs of those
some sadly have not been traced due to the devastation in the old part...

Comment by: Jean J on 16th May 2008 at 23:59

It's terrible, in the old section, there are more headstones smashed or over, than there are still standing, very sad to see.

Comment by: BRENDA on 22nd May 2008 at 21:41

MY BROTHER AND I TRIED TO LOCATE OUR GRANDADS GRAVE A FEW YEARS AGO BUT TO NO AVAIL ! THINK IT HAS SUNK.

Comment by: Kath on 16th August 2008 at 12:00

I to have ancestors buried in the church yard.I have grave numbers but don't hold out much hope.It's so sad to see so may gravestones damaged.

Comment by: Cloie on 21st April 2009 at 14:55

Is there a local history group that would take on refurbishing the fallen, broken headstones? My Dad's hometown is working on providing headstones for those who have none - so far they're up to 100 - just simple, inexpensive, but give the persons name & dates. Just an idea! I, too, have many family members buried there. Is the church still active?

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