Florence Mary Dobbs was accidentally killed when she was 5 years old.

 St Martin, Welton le Wold, Lincolnshire
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The parish church is a Grade II* listed building dedicated to Saint Martin, dating from the 14th century and restored in 1849 by S. S. Teulon. The west tower and the font are 14th-century.


 Florence Mary Dobbs was accidentally killed when she was 5 years old.

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This would have been a very impressive gravestone before the ravages of time took their toll.

 All Saints, Theddlethorpe All Saints, Lincolnshire
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The church dates from the 12th century, with some additions and alterations undertaken in about 1380–1400, and more in the late 17th century. Minor repairs were carried out in
1865– 66. The church was declared redundant in July 1973.
 
 
This would have been a very impressive gravestone
before the ravages of time took their toll.

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We never cease to be amazed at the disrespectful way some communities treat the deceased!

 The Old Cemetery, St Mary, Louth, Lincolnshire
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We never cease to be amazed at the disrespectful way
some communities treat the deceased!
 
 

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On 21 October 1939 the Orsa sank about 15 miles from Flamborough Head.

 North Somercotes Cemetery, Lincolnshire
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All credit to the grounds staff who have kept the cemetery so tidy. 
 
 
On 21 October 1939 the Orsa (Master Alexander Simpson) struck a mine laid on 5 September by U-15 and sank about 15 miles from Flamborough Head. The master and 15 crew members were lost.
 
Four crew members were picked up by HMS Woolston and landed at Rosyth.
 

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Were Hilda and Betsy Cary victims of the flu edpidemic of late 1918?

 North Somercotes Cemetery, Lincolnshire
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All credit to the grounds staff who have kept the cemetery so tidy. 
 
I wonder if Hilda and Betsy Cary were sisters who died in the flu epidemic of late 1918?
 

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Frederick Freshney was wounded at the Battle of Colenso and died from his wounds more than 6 years later.

 St Peter, South Somercotes, Lincolnshire
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St Peter's Church is a redundant Anglican church that has been called "The Queen of the Marsh". The church dates from about 1200, with additions and alterations in each of the following three centuries. It underwent restorations in 1866 and 1896. The church has suffered from subsidence, and since being vested in the Churches Conservation Trust it has been underpinned.



Frederick Freshney was wounded at the Battle of Colenso and died from his wounds more than 6 years later.

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Very few wooden memorial exist in churchyards.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
Very few wooden memorial exist in churchyards and those that do usually look rather worn. 

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The plot number of Margaret's military grave in Egypt has been included in the inscription.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
World War I Nurses were members of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and there were about 10,000 regular and reserve QAs serving in countries such as France, India, East Africa, Italy, Palestine, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Salonika and Russia.
 
The plot number of Margaret's military grave in Egypt has been included in the inscription.

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He died from injuries sustained in a car accident.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
He died from injuries sustained in a car accident.

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This lady's maiden name was inserted in a rather unusual way.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
This lady's maiden name was inserted in a rather unusual way.

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Three generations killed together in a German air-raid.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
Three generations killed together in a German air-raid.

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Richard was accidentally drowned aged 3 years and 10 months.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
Richard was accidentally drowned aged 3 years and 10 months.

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A young engaged couple who were both killed in an accident.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short. What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
A young engaged couple who were both killed in an accident.

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A flood occurred in Louth on 29 May 1920, causing 23 deaths

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!

 
A flood occurred in the town on 29 May 1920, causing 23 deaths. One woman climbed a chimney to survive, another was the only survivor from a row of twelve terrace houses, which were destroyed by the flood waters.

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This wonderful design rather took us by surprise.

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short.
What more could a grave-hunter ask for!
 
 
This wonderful design rather took us by surprise.

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"I love you shirt bottom".

 Louth Cemetery, Louth, Lincolnshire
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The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the grass was short. What more could a grave-hunter ask for!


"I love you shirt bottom".

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"... departed this life by divine Providence in a tempestuous gale of wind ..."

 St Helen, Theddlethorpe St Helen, Lincolnshire
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Theddlethorpe village is a dispersed settlement which comprises two historic parishes, Theddlethorpe All Saints in the north-west and Theddlethorpe St Helen in the south-east. The present church was nearly completely rebuilt in 1866 although some parts of the medieval church survive including the narrow tower arch.
 
 
"... departed this life by divine Providence in a tempestuous gale of wind ..."

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