Showing posts with label Graveyard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Graveyard. Show all posts

Friday, 2 January 2015

Tombstones - soldiers

"The Clergyman's Hand-book of Law"
Charles M. Scanlan
1909
Project Gutenburg





423.Tombstones, Soldiers.—The United States will erect tombstones at the graves of soldiers who served in the Civil War, in all cemeteries where their graves are unmarked. Wherever the United States has jurisdiction over cemeteries, it has made it a criminal offense punishable by fine or imprisonment to deface a tombstone.757
[pg 223]
424. Indigent Soldiers, Tombstones.—Most of the States have statutes providing for the burial of indigent soldiers and for putting tombstones at their graves. The attention of relatives of deceased soldiers should be called to it.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Clergyman's Hand-book of Law 1909

"The Clergyman's Hand-book of Law"
Charles M. Scanlan
1909
Project Gutenburg




421. Statutes, Land.—There are sufficient statutory provisions on cemeteries to make a large book, and the frequent changes made in such laws render a full statement of the law impossible. The statutes against locating cemeteries near cities, dwellings, etc., should be carefully examined before buying land therefor.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scrubbed and scraped


Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson

I like this photogrtaph because it gives some impression of the big sky that frames Norfolk and the graveyard. We can also see how the lovable rascals in the Diocese of Norwich have allowed the grubbing out of  many memorials and monuments.

Sheringham Family

Harriet Sheringham Died 24th February 1864
Emily Sheringham Died 8th November 1868
Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson



Sarah Sheringham Died 3rd January 1858
Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson

Robert Sheringham 12 February 1879
Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson



John William Sheringham Died 1911
Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson









Thursday, 11 October 2012

Monday, 1 October 2012

Death is nothing at all



Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.


By Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
Canon of St Paul's Cathedral 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Table tomb - Chale

17th Century Table tombs
Saint Andrew - Chale, Isle of Wight [Link]

© Godric Godricson

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chale - Isle of Wight

Saint Andrew - Chale, Isle of Wight [Link]

© Godric Godricson
Saint Andrew - Chale, Isle of Wight [Link]

© Godric Godricson

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012

Saint Andrew - Little Snoring


Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson
 The lovable rascals in the Diocese of Norwich have allowed large scale vandalism to take place in this wonderful building. The Authorities have somehow hollowed out the centre of this ancient and magnificent structure and left a cement colour to prevail along with a sort of unkempt dustiness to manifest itself. This is a magnificent building that shines forth from its location only to disappoint the searcher after truth when they enter and find a somewhat despoiled interior.

The small flowers at the entrance are welcoming and the building is open which is always a good start to a visit although that is just about where it ends. The spirit of God and traditional devotion has gone. Would it be too much to have a faint and vague smell of incense in the building to evoke that certain something? The faintest whiff of incense inspires a devotional sense and atmosphere and does something to help dispel the gradual slide towards dereliction.

The graveyard is plainly sad and has been cleared away for the ease of the rotary mower and once again the Anglican Authorities have 'got away with it'. An often Protestant Church that makes claims to be a National Church is not 'National' in any real way. The Established Church is becoming a broken  chain that has little contact with the public. They will soon start to resemble some of the 'Continuing' Anglican denomination around the world.

Saint Andrew - Little Snoring [Link]
© Godric Godricson

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Richard Scales Died 21st January 1918

Richard Scales
Died 21st January 1918
Saint Mark's New Lakenham, Norwich [Link]

© Godric Godricson

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Granite Cross

Granite Cross
Saint Mark's New Lakenham, Norwich [Link]

© Godric Godricson