photographing the graveyard at St Hilda's Church

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photographing the graveyard at St Hilda's Church

Post by David Perry » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:54 pm

as you know many people like to take pictures of themselves and others whilst stood on or around family gravestones at the church above Whitby. Many locals regarded this as disrespectful to those who are buried there and their families.
So the vicar of Whitby tightened the rules of the taking of such pictures. Now the vicar is receiving hate mail.

How low can such people get? :(

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Re: photographing the graveyard at St Hilda's Church

Post by David Perry » Tue May 21, 2013 4:51 am

Another Goth weekend gone. Brightens the place up a bit. Makes it a bit more cosmopolitan and puts a smile on my face in town.

But why do you still see people - goths - flaunting themselves over the graves in St Mary's church?? I was brought up to believe walking over buried people was disrespectful? Goths do themselves absolutely no favours at all locally as many of the gravestones belong to long established Whitby families who rightly don't like the idea of their buried relatives being trampled on.
Even worse a gravestone was stolen recently from St Stephen's Church in nearby Robin Hood's Bay where we get the odd goth or two. It didn't help that the stone was the memorial to a well known local and is of a family which has lived in the village for hundreds of years. Now, no one is suggesting it was a goth. But you can see how some people might just start putting two and two together and make the wrong conclusion can't you?

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Re: photographing the graveyard at St Hilda's Church

Post by stukno » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:41 pm

In the interests of fairness all round, this thread should state that the missing stone turned out to have been removed for renovation by the family of thos interred and that there was nothing suspicious taking place.
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Re: photographing the graveyard at St Hilda's Church

Post by David Perry » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:24 pm

Correct - and I should have reported it here too. It appears the one of the family members who liv ed in London took it away to have another family member added without telling anyone! :oops: :oops:

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