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Subject: [DEV] Bere Ferrers
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 16:08:49 EDT
Whilst my wife and I were pounding the paths her ancestors trod in Tavistock
and Bere Ferrers, I headed for the best bit when we got to Bere Ferrers the
After a quick pint in the Plough Inn we walked back up the hill to the
church.I enjoy walking round old grave yards so as I did this my wife made a bee
line for the war memorial.
Whilst walking round three stones caught my eye all that was written on them
was Cholera 1849.
I have only seen something similar in one of our local grave yards they have
on them Unknown Senghenydd explosion 1913.
Is there anyway of finding out who and how many are in these Cholera graves?
On walking out my wife waiting at the other end of the grave yard said this
you have just got to see. She dragged me to the war memorial and there on a new
stone were the names of New Zealand soldiers killed in an accident at Bere
Ferrers station on September 24th 1917. My wife comes from a military family so
things like this fascinate her as much as me.
Regards Phil T.C.M.
"This is an interesting (if a wicked) old world. I don't think I'll leave it
Will Fisher April 1914