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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th August, 2018)

The Witchy


The Witchy
Taken from St Elizabeth’s churchyard. DTease sent a pic of St Elizabeth’s from The Wutchy last month - this is from the opposite direction. The woods in the foreground were hardly there when DTease’s pic was taken - and I doubt if a similar view could even be taken today - given the trees now enveloping The Wutchy itself.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Gary on 18th August 2018 at 09:40

Great Grandma and Grandad, plus one uncle memorial on that shot.
Others behind, left and among the tall grasses far right.
The foreground trees are pretty but resemble a "park" job.
Have to travel down shortly to do my annual check.
Reassuring.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 18th August 2018 at 17:23

Great photo, witchy is the wutchy?

Comment by: Alan on 18th August 2018 at 20:38

Funny they've not built houses there, lots of space doing nothing. Can't see it bothering anyone.

Comment by: DTease on 18th August 2018 at 21:18

Have you been up Rectory Lane, Standish lately Alan?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 18th August 2018 at 21:43

The Wutchy (sorry about the 'Witchy' headline - my pooter will think for itself!) is a brownfield site, too - so no worries about taking from the Green Belt....
Gary - I was there to take a pic of a grave bearing the name of a WW1 casualty - Donald Mather. His family may have visited his battlefield grave because the headstone is in the form of one of the types of wooden crosses erected over the graves of men buried in the field where they fell. Long since replaced by the standard War Graves' headstone. I've not seen a headstone similar to this anywhere else.
For some strange reason the website and guidebook for St Elizabeth's reckon he's actually buried there - but the War Graves Commission are quite sure he's buried in Belgium.

Comment by: tuddy on 18th August 2018 at 22:52

The Wutchy is the tree covered hill at the back.

Comment by: Gary on 19th August 2018 at 08:11

David - certain he's in Belgium; none were brought back, at least none were mentioned in my family. There was an internal memorial within the church, including Donald Mather's name.There's a framed picture of it somewhere in my family collection.

Comment by: Ken R on 20th August 2018 at 03:00

Rev. David Long. I have a very special request. Please call me at kenroo@rogers.com Urgent.

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