Reblogged from Flickering Lamps:
One of the joys of graveyard exploration is the discovery of unusual graves and memorials – those with eccentric designs or strange stories attached to them. The imposing monument we’re looking at today, which towers above its neighbours in a pretty churchyard in the suburb of Pinner, definitely ranks as one of the strangest in Greater London – both for its design, and for the stories told about it.
It’s a long time since I was in Pinner – at least twenty years. When I was a child, my family stayed here a couple of times, and my first experience of the London Underground was the Metropolitan Line train rattling along its long route from Pinner towards the middle of London. Pinner’s centre is full of historic buildings – many of those on the high street were built in the 16th Century, and this history is celebrated with many plaques and signs informing the visitor of the great age of these buildings.
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