Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 3rd January, 2016)
Looks like there has been very heavy frost or subsidence from mining to push these stones around. It's a shame because cemeteries can be very nice.
What a dreadful mess. A cemetery that is not maintained at all. It is an insult to the memories of those who have been buried there.
It is high time that whole body burials were discontinued. Cremation is the only sensible way to go. As far as I am concerned you can just send my ashes to the local dump.
These must be very old graves showing the results of mining subsidence. Or you have bloody big moles.
That looks so sad and unloved.
Mick been there seen it, but it takes a photo like this to show it off, good everyday photo that people would never see,
They look very old and unkept, not a lot of room to walk round. With respect to all, I've always said cremation is much better in my opinion. Some of these have not been attended to for a very long time.
Are those gravestones out of plunter, or have I over indulged over the festive season?
Den S , Plunter , thats a word i have never heard of , what does it mean , can you please keep things simple .
Always thought it was out of flunter.It does not look a safe place to visit
Out of flunter, Den, and yes they certainly are.
You may all feel free to arrange to have your respective ashes delivered to my house. I'll keep them in a bucket by the door. They'll come in very handy if we get a spell of frosty weather.
I very nearly broke my ankle in there, it is so uphill and down dale with the subsidence.
It's always been "Plunter" to me meaning "out of true" or "At an angle to the vertical or horizontal"
Flunter or Plunter it's a very useful word, for instance, if you partake of an excess of intoxicating liquor it could send your vision out of Plunter/Flunter and in extreme cases it could effect your legs the same way.
Over indulgence in Turkey leftovers can also put your digestive system out of Plunter/Flunter as well.
Alan I always said you were rubbish...only kidding pal.
But yeh, I totally agree with you, Cremation is the way forward. More room, cleaner and neater. That's my opinion.
That's got to be a health and safety issue. If you end up falling on one of these stones and hit your head, you could end up joining them.
St Johns in Pemberton is one of the worse kept graveyards in Wigan.
Up here in Shevy the forwards thinking vicar of St Annes told everybody that he was planning to remove all the marble edgings around every graves.
There was some protesting but they still all got removed and now the graveyard look so much better and the grass cutter can get everywhere.
Never heard of the words "plunter or flunter" cannot find either word in the Oxford Concise Dictionary. Anything out of line or balance is "Out of Kilter"
Most look out of plumb to me PeterP lol
PeterP, if you Google the word"Flunter" you should get at least three meanings for the word. One is "to be in a hurry". The second one is "to be sick or ill". the third one is best not described here.
Flunter/Plunter is really a made up word commonly used in Lancashire.
It's just a local expression, Peter.
Mick,agree about making it better for the Grass Cutter,but did the Vicer know the price of those 3 Marble Edging's.5 Year's ago the 3 Marble Edging's on our Son's Grave cost me and my Wife £900 plus £2000 for his Headstone.,and it is not a 6ft Grave as he was Cremated .You pay for the 6ft but get 4ft.
Old cemeteries are a useful record of a time when record keeping was iffy. In the last two generations, things have changed; people move around a lot, records and memories are digitized and land is a more precious resource. We can remember our families and friends without burdening our descendants with granite blocks and acreage taken out of effective use.
To Bequeethe to medical Science /Reseach , the best way to go , how wonderful if they could find a cure for Cancer , or any other life threatening desease , what a way to go , and its free as well
More than likely subsidence caused from old coal mines from gold borne ,and old boston in haydock ,surprised it hasn't done harm to the houses you can see in the picture.they look solid enough.