Monday, 30 April 2012

Edgbaston Old Church, Birmingham


Another postcard bought in the interests of family research, I may find an ancestor was baptised/married/buried here.  I just looked this up on google maps and sadly it looks like the graveyard no longer has this fine display of monuments and memorials.

3 comments:

  1. What do you suppose happened to them? Nice that you have the card as a testament to their existence though. I love the perspective. The photographer must have kneeled down to get the shot.

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  2. I wonder what they did with all the old monuments? Perhaps they are stored away, like the rides at Disneyland that no longer exist?

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  3. I don't know what would have happened to all these gravestones, or when they would've been cleared, some churches use the old stones to line paths, or sometimes they get piled up against a wall. I have no idea what they would have done with the angels and obelisks. It's sad when the people obviously spent a lot of money to have them put there and thought they would be markers on their family graves for a long, long time to come.

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