Hello! Not posted in a while, have many other projects going on. This is an interesting picture as it’s taken at the burial ground in the now abandoned (apart from when in use for filming) St. Joseph’s Missionary College, London. You can read more about the place here.
Thanks to Pirate for these images, which you can find more of here.
Deborah Harvey has some interesting photographs on her Myspace profile. With her kind permission I am able to add some of the photos below. Please make sure you visit her albums, and not just the graves either – she has some great images of Great Britain.
Some beautiful graveside photography featuring unique gravestone folk art. Be sure to look through the ‘skulls’ set.
The Torry Battery Memorial to Lost Seafarers. This memorial was erected to commemorate lives lost at sea from the city of Aberdeen. It is positioned behind the Torry Battery, an artillery battery built to defend the city of Aberdeen in the Great War and World War II. It was last used defensively in WWII.
Another Torry memorial picture.
One of the cemeteries mentioned in the brilliant ‘A Scottish Graveyard Miscellany’. Behind the lovely yellow spring time flowers you are viewing a mort house. A mort house was employed in times when resurrectionists were at their peak. The mort house housed corpses for time enough until the bodies would have deteriorated, no longer be of use to anatomists, and therefore resurrectionists would not come a-digging. This mort house had a carousel inside, which, on rotation for two to three weeks, would be turned daily, adding new bodies as and when. Unfortunately for the dead of Udny, this mort safe came into use just as the need for mort houses, mortsafes, watchtowers and the like lessened as a new legislation was passed making it a lot easier for anatomists to obtain bodies – legally.
The following have been so kind as to mention me in or link me from their blogs. It’s only right that I do the same in return, especially because all of the blogs below are excellent resources for grave minded folk.
Two beautiful photographs by Em Jay Bee.
A wonderful headstone, photographed by Gigi Elmes for her Flickr set ‘Burial Sites’. I urge you to take a look, there are some lovely photos and a couple of rather funny epitaph engravings in there. I.C. Butts anyone?