The Cemetary

I took a little stroll with the “Jack” this afternoon, to Hove cemetery North side, to pay my respects to a very dear friend.  I went loaded with the camera for a reason “Not a morbid one”.  Brighton and Hove cemetery’s carry bag’s of history and my interest lay’s with a certain man.  I read a little bit about this man and where he was buried, that’s all I had to go on.  As you are all aware burial grounds are huge, so it took me many attempts to find the plot.

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The flint Chapel on the South side heading east, Hove cemetery.

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A couple of visitors enjoying the view’s of Hove from the Chapel.  The tower takes on a face like appearance, what do you think!

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One of the Classical monuments in the cemetery.

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This was the Grave that I was looking for.  Martin Leonard Landfried.

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What was you doing at 15 yrs of age!  I don’t know where he was born ,but he was buried in Hove.  When Martin Leonard Landfried was just a lad, he sounded The Charge!  The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.  You couldn’t imaging what was going on in his head or what he saw that day…

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This lad made it through the battle at Balaclava and survived to serve, in the Indian Mutiny and retired as a Trumpet Major.  Tennyson wrote, “into the valley of Death rode the six hundred“.  A lovely piece of history on my doorstep.  “God bless him”.

I shall add more to this blogg sometime.

Glasgow Coat-of-Arms.

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What a little gem this Glasgow crest is.  My interest not just being the amazing Fountain, my point of interest ,being the Crest embedded into the earthenwere brickwork on “The Doulton Fountain” at the People’s Palace, Glasgow Green.  The Fountain was devised by A. E. Pearce of Messrs Doulton for the 1888 International Exhibition in Kelvingrove.  After it was presented to the City by Sir Henry Doulton, it was re-erected where it stands today.

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This Crest magnificently built into facade above the entrance to The People’s Palace.  The design embedded in to the Crest say’s,

Here’s the Bird, that never flew,

Here’s the Tree, that never grew,

Here’s the Bell, that never rang,

Here’s the Fish, that never swam.       It is said that there is a another line.    That’s jist the drunken Salmon!

Should you get the chance, pay this part of the East of Glasgow a visit, well worth it.

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Walking through the back of the “Barra’s” heading towards Glasgow Green, I stumbled across this modern addition of the Crest.