Beautiful Graveyards and Gravestones
Church Graveyards can be the most peaceful places to take a stroll, they are filled with local history of the families that live nearby and you can discover the most beautiful Gravestones and surroundings - here is some of our local beautiful churchyards.
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As people who have read my other hubs on genealogy know I spend a lot of my spare time in graveyards, in fact my family groans whenever we turn a corner in a road and I spot a new church, I constantly comment on how beautiful their graveyard is and do we have enough time for a quick stop, they just don't get it. I find graveyards one of the most beautiful places, their silence and peace attracts me, the lack of technology, mobile phones (yes I turn mine off) and the surprises and people I meet when I enter them does nothing to dim my enthusiasm for spending time in them.
The photograph above was taken at St. Mary the Virgin in Great Brickhill, a beautiful village situated in the heart of Buckinghamshire. I had been having a very stressful morning, nothing out of the ordinary just busy family life, I managed to find a spare half an hour and this particularly gorgeous paradise of peace. When I entered the graveyard I was greeted by quiet laughter from a group of people picnicking at the front of the church, very unusual, that's a first for me. Moments after my arrival they had packed up and disappeared by the time I reached the entrance, as I walked among the grass and headstones the silence was suddenly and beautifully broken by the sound of the choir, that's where they had disappeared to, and I was so glad that I had arrived in time for my impromptu concert, just for me it seemed.
In my graveyard wanderings I find beauty and surprises, a beautifully kept graveyard, a hidden tombstone, ornate carvings, secret gates and doors or just the magical shadows that seem to present themselves to your eyes at every turn and it is this quality that I wanted to share in this hub.
Here are some other interesting Hubs you might be interested in:
- Family History Genealogy, Ancestry and Family Tree Web Links
Useful genealogy links to websites to search for information about your family tree.
- Surnames A-C - Family History; English Genealogy, Gravestone Photographs and Information
Photographs and responses to requests for help from the Graves, Burial Records and Photographs Hubpage Surnames A-C
- Gardening, Genealogy and a Ghost That Sings
If gardening, ghosts, or genealogy doesn't excite you, then you won't like Nora Roberts' In The Garden trilogy. But if you do like puttering in your garden or digging up the dirt in a family tree (or both), then this is a 3-part page-turner you won't