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The Nursery Part Nine – Chapelle-d’Armentières Old Military Cemetery

Now this looks a bit better.  Weather-wise I mean.

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St. Just in Roseland Church & Churchyard

This surely has to be one of the most picturesque churches in the south west of England… …and also one of the most difficult churchyards to investigate!

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The Nursery Part Eight – X Farm Cemetery

No let up in the weather, folks.  When we reached X Farm Cemetery, Baldrick declined to vacate the car, and I have to admit that my own excursion was somewhat brief.

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St. Just-in-Penwith Methodist Chapelyard

Round the back of the chapel… …experience tells me to leave no stone unturned,… …and although that isn’t always possible, or feasible, on this occasion I’m glad I persevered, as two of the final three headstones proved of interest (see … Continue reading

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Penzance – St. Mary’s Church War Memorial

Elsewhere in Penzance:

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Penzance War Memorial

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The Military Service Act 1916 – One Hundred Years On

You might not know this, but exactly 100 years ago today, on the 27th January 1916, the British Government passed the Military Service Act, which made all single men between the ages of eighteen and forty one liable to be … Continue reading

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