Burial Ground

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flowers, Burial Ground

If you know my love of graveyards, you'll understand why this is a very pleasant lunchtime spot!

by Adrian Tribe

London — Being a lovely mild day today in London, I decided to go and sit for a while at lunchtime in St George’s Gardens - an old burial ground near my office that is now a public green space for all to enjoy. It turns out that the burial ground was first used 200 years ago this year, and that this was the location of the first recorded case of body-snatching, which took place in 1777. Thankfully I didn...

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Calendar, history, Burial Ground

My February calendar picture

by Adrian Tribe

London — I know this is rather late, as we’re already 12 days into February, but I still thought it was worth putting this up, for the sake of continuity! (See “My second unusual Christmas present”). The pict...

Calendar, history, Burial Ground

My second unusual Christmas present...

by Adrian Tribe

London — In my other recent moment I mentioned that I had received another strange Christmas present. Well here it is. I know that receiving a calendar isn’t strange. But I would imagine that the subject ma...

history, Memorials, Burial Ground

So many deaths...

by Adrian Tribe

Étaples — We visited Étaples Military Cemetery today, which, like all Commonwealth War Grave Commission sites, is immaculately maintained. This particular cemetery is the largest CWGC site in France, containin...

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