Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 4th April, 2013)
St David's Church
Several of my ancestors in the grave in the foreground
Thanks for this photo, my mother and my neice are resting in there.
Good photo Alan, the church looks very clean. However what is it about graveyards that people feel compelled to vandalise them.
Ive got some photos of St Davids graveyard, and I just looked at them, and I have one a photo of a giant boulder that the inscription says was found while a grave was being dug in about 1878 by George Eastham Sexton and John Gibson Gravedigger
It also says it was placed here to mark the first burial in 1834 and was Erected 1910 by Revd CH James, HJ Ainsworth, and H Heyes Churchwardens.
I think if I had found it while digging a grave I would have left it where it was a started digging a bit further along.
I love graveyards. so much history and love.
2 of my gt gt gdads and 1 gt gt gma are somewhere here. I had a random walk around last autumn but no luck. Does anyone know if there are records to locate plots etc?
Nice shot Alan :)
My grandparents my greatgrandparents and my gr gr grandparents are all buried in this churchyard spent many hours serching the graves and taking photo's but found nearly all of them. Also a lot of family members that I never knew and also that my father and mother never knew.
Nice one Alan.....cheers!!!
Snap MYGRIFFITHS they are my ancestors as well.
The top name is my(our) great great grandad.
Hope you are keeping well!!
Carol When I was looking for my grandmas grave in Ince, there were books with the graves numbered. Someone took me to it and there was no headstone on.
My paternal grandparents are her also along with aunties and uncles. look up WWW. Online parish Clerks.co.uk you can search for you relatives in any of the Lancashire churches, I've found many.
Hi Brian, Hope you are well also ,this Lambert and Mary my 3xgreat grandparents and Robert and Margaret my 2x.