Monday, 30 May 2011

Teignmouth Cemetery, Devon

Not being native to Teignmouth we rarely visit the local cemetery. As I plan to photograph the graves for this blog we headed up to the cemetery last night to see how it has fared in the last 10 years, which was when we last visited.

I think it is fair to say that we were quite shocked of the deterioration of the grave stones. We photographed some, mainly general views and a few close up shots, some of which appear below and the rest are located on Flickr.

Devon Family History Society has transcribed the gravestone and a fiche of the transcriptions is available. Just as well given the deterioration.

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Teignmouth Cemetery, a set on Flickr.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Mules Park at Eastcliffe

Inspired by an article in the local paper about Mules Park we decided to explore. In the time we had lived here we had never heard of it. We had a lovely walk, despite the weather being miserable and Alfie made lots of new friends!
Teignmouth Post Friday 27th May 2011
As we started to walk round keeping an eye on Alfie we spotted memorials at the bottom of seats and on the backs of some of the park benches.

Click HERE to view the complete set of photos

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Living in a church.....

The weekly free paper usually plops through the letterbox on Thursday evenings, we know when it has arrived when Alfie, our Border Terrier, who makes up for his size with personality, barks to advise that something is happening at the front door.

I tend to come home from work on a Friday, collapse in a heap and while waiting for the kettle to boil flick through the paper removing anything that I want to keep for my Teignmouth archive. I was intrigued when I spotted a converted church for sale.

Well, it is out of our price range and we have no plans to move currently, although every now and again we do have a conversation about two of us, opps, no, three of us if we count Alfie rattling around in a house of this size,which we bought for a family we do not actually have!, but I vote we shelf the idea of moving for at least now. The thought of boxing up my study sends me into a panic of gigantic proportions!

From the main road not surprisingly, the spire of the property can be seen and I have often wondered what the property was, but never actually got around to investigating. So, from the confines of my newspaper and study with laptop I nipped onto the selling agents website and viewed the pictures. Picture number 10 of the slideshow reveals the gardens with headstones of those nuns buried within the grounds. There is also a Mausoleum in the grounds with the interred remains of the abbesses.

So, has any of these headstones been transcribed?, or are they, as they now reside in someone's garden, lost to researchers?

Disclaimer - I am not in anyway connected to the seller of the property or the selling agent.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Brick Pavers - Joseph Hamblet 1883

Not a grave, or a grave marker, but worth preserving nonetheless. 

Original Victorian Staffordshire blue brick pavers. Each paver has been stamped with the makers name, Joseph Hamblet and year of manufacture, 1883. Each brick paver measures 9x3x41/4" and there are at least 50 of them which have survived the test of time!

Joseph Hamblet founded the Piercy Brickworks in West Bromwich in 1851. The brickwork became well known for the blue bricks it produced. Joseph Hamblet died in 1894 and the business continued until 1915.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Bob Davison (1921 - 1999) - Fingle Bridge

On the edge of Dartmoor is a favourite spot for walkers, fisherman and dog walkers. We fell into all three of the categories as we did a trip out today, in the words of my hubby prospecting a new fishing adventure!

Along the banks of the River Teign is a country inn called The Fingle Bridge and as we sat with a coffee, resting and looking at the beautiful scenery I spotted a memorial stone to a former water bailiff, Bob Davison 1921-1999

For those interested in the general photographs taken click HERE