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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 27th July, 2016)


St John the Divine's graveyard, Pemberton.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 27th July 2016 at 01:35

This is terrible to see, all these graves vandalized. Or is it due to subsidence?

Comment by: kath on 27th July 2016 at 09:05

subsidence. a lot of old headstones were not fixed on a firm base but plonked straight into the earth.

Comment by: WILLY WACKUM on 27th July 2016 at 09:07

VANDALISM as was reported in the local paper a few years ago.
Bring Back The Birch

Comment by: britboy on 27th July 2016 at 13:58

Well...after all these years I never knew the full title of the church was St John the Divine.

I lived in Kittgreen and went to St. John C of E school, the church was always just called St Johns, I even sang in the choir when I was a child.

Comment by: Cyril on 27th July 2016 at 17:39

It's been like that for years, Owd Nick a teacher at Pemberton school in the 1960s would say of pupils, if they had crooked teeth that is, that they had a mouth like St John's churchyard.

Comment by: Beryl on 27th July 2016 at 18:20

I find old graveyards fascinating, so full of stories that we will never know

Comment by: christine on 28th July 2016 at 15:11

the pic above is due to subsidence ,further up is worse still ,im not saying vandelism asnt been a problem ,it as ,nearer to the church at the side where my grandmother is buried ,the ground there is terrible you are up and down when getting to her grave those graves in pics have been up yonks and not set as they should have been

Comment by: derek callaghan on 30th July 2016 at 18:57

Cyril, I knew Owd Nick very well, me being a pupil of his. I never heard him say that about St John's but I wouldn't put it past him. God rest his soul. What a wonderful history teacher and human being he was. Happy days

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