Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html en-gb 30 Fri 25 Jul 2014 19:45:42 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html greyJumbug http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=93#comment15 Bill Owens from Last of Summer Wine. Also 1 of my grandparents neighbours she died young and had a heart shaped headstone. Thu 12 Mar 2009 15:03:24 GMT+1 leg1ndyoll http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=87#comment14 Nigel Lloyd, Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.At the churchyard of St Thomas the Apostle in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire we have the grave of Sylvia Plath Hughes poetess and once wife of ex Poet Laureate Ted Hughes who was born in nearby Mytholmroyd. Wed 04 Mar 2009 14:35:07 GMT+1 Ryan - One Show team http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=81#comment13 Johngruber's suggestion sounds good. I'm going to make a note! Wed 21 Jan 2009 14:13:27 GMT+1 Ryan - One Show team http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=75#comment12 I'm new to London... can anyone recommend must-see graveyards? Is Highgate cemetary worth a visit? Wed 21 Jan 2009 14:11:46 GMT+1 johngruber http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=68#comment11 A great grave to visit is that of Richard Burton, explorer, in Mortlake cemetary, London. His tomb is in the shape of an arabian tent, and you can view inside through a special glass panel. Thu 20 Nov 2008 20:44:40 GMT+1 firwoodfold http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=62#comment10 Samuel Crompton, probably one of the most overlooked - but influential inventors - of the industrial revolution. His invention revolutionised the cotton industry in England and therefore made our country the hub of the textile world. Bolton would not be the town it is today, and indeed England have the industrial heritage that it has, but for the huge steps that this one person made - mainly to his detriment whilst alive, but now recognised worldwide. firwoodfold.co.uk.Samuels grave in Bolton is a shrine to textile/indutrialists worldwide but ovelooked in the local education system. Wed 19 Nov 2008 20:09:41 GMT+1 logieogg http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=56#comment9 Perhaps you would be interested in the site at Old Logie Kirk near Stirling. This site dates from arond the 12th century and there are two listed hogbacks dating from that period. The majority of stones are however seventeenth century depicting mortality symnbols and trades symbols.There is a ruin of the Old Kirk dating from around 1580. We have recently been awarded £46,000 from Hertiage Lottery fund towards the restoration of this site. More information is available on our own website www.logieogg.comWe are an enthusiastic group who were shcked to find a particularly beautiful site badly neglected and in need of attention. We are looking forward to seeing work started very soon.E.Y. Secretary Logieogg Wed 19 Nov 2008 11:49:48 GMT+1 Alison Keay http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=50#comment8 19 November 2008 I am a regular viewer of your programme.I have found many items of interest to me particularly the one concerning Graveyards and Cemeteries...I have been tracing my family history back to 1700s and have fairly recently found my ggggrandfather Wm Keay in the EAST NECROPOLIS CEMETERY, DUNDEE. EASTERN CEMETERY, Arbroath Road, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND. So I was interested in the Glasgow cemetery. I do not know a lot about this cemetery.It has the same about entrance as the Glasgow cemetery. --------DUNDEE is the 4th largest city in Scotland. City of Discovery. It begins with the Picts in the Iron Age. ALISON Wed 19 Nov 2008 11:18:35 GMT+1 sweetJustinstead http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=43#comment7 We have a very intresting Graveyard in Norwich, It is a Woodland Burial Site in the village of Colney off the A47 Norwich Ringroad. This graveyard is set in mature woodlands and cosists of woodland dells, woodland knolls, lakes wildlife, attractions such as bird boxes, owl boxes, ladybird and butterfly homes. The wildlife in the woods are numerous sqirrels, small deer, British Birds, badgers.It is sectioned off in circles of graves, with a childrens section, palces for the burial of ashes.My self and wife already own graveplots in the woodland. Its not Macarbe or even a place of misery its a place of enjoyment, memorial and life renewal after death, and would be well worthy of the "ONE SHOW" visiting and seeing the new concept of Burials Wed 19 Nov 2008 10:48:02 GMT+1 CairnTerrier http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=37#comment6 The grave of the man who , allegedly, came up with the word teetotaller * is buried in the grounds of the University of Central Lancashire . Many is the time when I staggered past it, rather the worse for wear, after leaving the bar.* He had a stammer and said he was in favour of "T-Total abstinence" Wed 19 Nov 2008 10:17:07 GMT+1 Ektaff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=31#comment5 Re 2 above.I too have seen OW's grave in Paris. When I heard GB mention Westminster Abbey, I thought I was going senile. But no, just slightly mad. Thanks germaline Wed 19 Nov 2008 10:15:53 GMT+1 alphaCpalace http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=25#comment4 My local cemetery is West Norwood where Mrs Beeton, Tate of Tate & Lyle, Daulton the pottery manufacturer are buried to mention a few, but I am interested in the world league of cemetery's. I know Genoa is special, but I have just visited the Christopher Columbus cemetery in Havana Cuba and that is fabulous. Even in death the rich try to outdo each other and it was here that I first met bone boxes. The marble slabs over the tomb has handles and beyond the slab is a square slab also with handles which is over the bone box. When the person buried is reduced to bones his or her remains are moved to the bone box and the grave becomes available for a new member of the family. I call that superb recycling.Mike Conrad Wed 19 Nov 2008 10:13:19 GMT+1 caffyblue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=18#comment3 I am a keen family historian, and the hobby takes me into cemeteries for research purposes, there is a cemetery near to my home in Plymouth Devon, where the monumental architecture is beautiful, it is called Ford Park Cemetery, the site was neglected for many years, but is now the focus of local attention, one grave in particular is of a young soldier by the name of Lucy, his cross is adorned with a sword and holster, this grave stood out among the weeds and brambles, as white as the day as it was made, there is a story about this grave and who tended it. for more information email me Tue 18 Nov 2008 21:33:51 GMT+1 ruthatkinson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=12#comment2 We have famous people such as Benjamin Gott, Joshua Tetley and family members, in St Bartholemews church Armley, Leeds West Yorkshire, it was built in 1630 and houses the second largest organ in the world.yours ruth atkinson Tue 18 Nov 2008 20:45:50 GMT+1 theoriginalgermalene http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=6#comment1 Please tell Giles, bless him, that Oscar Wilde is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery Paris.....honest Tue 18 Nov 2008 19:33:39 GMT+1 Talaverasmum http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theoneshow/onepassions/2008/11/great-graves-near-you.html?page=0#comment0 We have a great graveyard opposite us. It contains 2 Celtic Crosses, 4 stone carved bears, and Sir William Whitelaw.This is St Andrews Churchyard, Dacre Penrith. Tue 18 Nov 2008 19:33:22 GMT+1