The Past



The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 24 August 2009

Kettlewell - St. Mary's Church


The church built in 1885 was one of a series - the first church on this site originated in 1120.



What I have always found unusual here are the types of gravestones - normal slabs cut by a mason but also lumps of rock cut out of the hillside and a plaque attached . Cheapness perhaps or a fashion statement / local custom ?? Anyone know ??



It is certainly a peaceful setting.



Very pretty area ...

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1 comment:

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Beautiful Church. I have never seen headstones like that before.

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......


Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?


W. H. Davies  1870-1940