Wednesday, 6 November 2013

A grave invitation


This spooky sign inviting you to enter a tomb was on a grave in St Paul’s, Shadwell, East London.



The church is close to the docks and is known as the Church of Sea Captains, with over 70 sea captains buried in the graveyard. Captain Cook was a member of its congregation, and John Wesley preached there (- of course he did. It’s a merry day for me if I discover somewhere he didn’t preach). The handsome building is a “Waterloo church”, funded by Parliament to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo victory.

I didn’t accept the invitation to enter the tomb. Nice offer, but I was dead busy, didn’t want to get out of my depth, had a bit more skull-king around to do and, anyway, I’m a lazy-bones.


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