|Martin Douglas Packer (#47912178)|
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The Parish of Ascension Burial Ground, Cambridge:|
"The church of St Giles and St Peter stands at the junction of Castle Street/Castle Hill with Chesterton Road, but the Ascension Parish Burial Ground,[a church cemetery created when the churchyard became closed to further interments], is off the Huntingdon Road near the junction with Storey's Way in the northwest of Cambridge. It includes the graves of many Cambridge academics and non-conformists of the 19th and early 20th century. A small chapel was also built on the grounds. The one and a half acres of the burial ground were established in 1857, the first burial being in 1869. Today some 2,500 people of every religious denomination and none, are buried in 1,500 plots. It is the final resting place of many city and university dignitaries, scientists, 101 Fellows [including three Nobel prize winners] and 24 Knights of the Realm. It is a designated City Wildlife Site and is part of the Storey's Way Conservation area. In 2005 the plant species present were catalogued and the site is now managed so as to encourage wildlife and habitat diversity, as well as to care for the graves themselves. It is a ‘hidden' part of the busy and rapidly expanding city and remains little known even to people who have lived all their lives in Cambridge."
Note: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains biographies of 74 people interred in the Ascension Burial Ground, from (alphabetically): John Adams, astronomer to William Wright, scholar.
Bio.: I am the 'admin' for the new facebook group: "Ascension Parish Burial Ground: A Cambridge Necropolis" with over 60 members, at 28.2.14
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|Dave Peck||Robert and Susannah Darwin|
I have transferred them to you as you are closer to their burial sites. Regarding the photos you added, please add a caption. They look very interesting.
Thanks and take good care of these remarkable people.
|caryatid||RE: St. Nicolas, North Stoneham, Hants|
Too far, sorry.
Added by caryatid on Mar 05, 2014 2:39 PM
|wertypop||RE: Forest Row Cemetery|
I could not find Elizabeth Darwin.
Added by wertypop on Mar 02, 2014 11:58 PM
|ShaneO||RE: American War Cemetery, Cambridge|
That would be splendid...Edward Kushinski is on the Tablets there and he is from my home town. We honored his family with his medals a few years ago.
Added by ShaneO on Mar 01, 2014 2:57 PM
|John Dowdy||RE: American War Cemetery, Cambridge|
|Diane Elsasser Snider||Andrew Munro|
Thank you for the headstone photo!
|Alejandra Revuelta||RE: Welcome!|
Thank you Martin for inviting me.
|wertypop||Helen Elizabeth Lamb Palmer|
I always glad if someone can improve on a Bio or link relatives.
Added by wertypop on Feb 13, 2014 8:32 AM
|julia&keld||RE: P.D.S. Packer, born Forest Hill, 22.7.1911|
You are welcome.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!
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