Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson
I took these pics a few years ago. They are in the disused graveyard at the side of the Unicorn Pub in Bramley Village.
The graveyard was once part of St Margaret’s Church, which I think once that stood nearby. The gravestones date from the 1700s.
One in particular stands out and that is the grave of Joseph Shires, who died aged 36. In 1762 he was buried alongside four of his children.
It makes me wonder did they all die at the same time and how many children was his wife left to bring up on her own or had she lost them all?
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