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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 3rd January, 2015)

Their name liveth for evermore

Their name liveth for evermore
Taken in Ince Cemetery.

Photo: John Greene  (Nikon D3200)
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Comment by: Mick on 3rd January 2015 at 08:57

There name liveth for ever more, they do write some funny things on some grave stones this is why I enjoy visiting graveyards.

Comment by: kath on 3rd January 2015 at 08:59

I love this cemetery. There is so much history. I've seen the war graves in the back corner but I've never noticed these. I will look on my next visit

Comment by: maggie on 3rd January 2015 at 10:00

re. your comment on writing on gravestones, my grandfather - a monumental mason in Kent is reputed to have engraved the following silly: "It wasn't the cough that carried him off, 'twas the coffin they carried him off in. A lovely photo thank you.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 3rd January 2015 at 11:24

It's moving to see that one of the inscriptions has poppy cross placed there,I would imagine on Remembrance Sunday . Almost 100 years after his death this mans family pays thier respects in this way, quite remarkable.

Comment by: Aubrey on 3rd January 2015 at 12:16

The inscription says it all, and so they should.

Comment by: maggie on 4th January 2015 at 09:04

Not far from here where I live, there is the village of Mells which was Jack Horner's "Plum". In the graveyard there is the tomb of Seigfried Sassoon. Whenever I have visited it (he was such a wonderful poet), there has always been a cross with a poppy in front of the gravestone.

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