Wednesday, 3 April 2013

"Honest Bob"

Postcard of the grave and memorial to Robert Chambers, the champion boat rower.  He was born in Walker, near Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1831, and died from TB in June 1868.  He is buried in the Walker Parish Church graveyard.
You can read more about him on the wiki page here and here.
There are some wonderful photos of the memorial and churchyard here, on the 'Photographs of Newcastle' blog.

1 comment:

  1. That's a nice website indeed. Visiting graveyards gives me a spooky feeling, but it can also be enjoyable, especially when the graves are a bit neglected.


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