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Tombstone Tuesday: Nature’s Floral Tribute

For today’s Tombstone Tuesday I want to show this photo that we took at St. Peter’s Church, Mithian, Cornwall on May 31st this year.

It just seemed to me that the wild flowers growing all around the tombstone were making their own tribute to what may be a long forgotton grave.  I could be wrong but there were no signs of any visit, no old dead flowers, no vase, no flattened grass to place something here.

This is not the grave  of one of our ancestors, but as the Graveyard Rabbit for St. Peter’s I transcribed the tombstone as best I could.

original photograph taken by me at Mithian, Cornwall May 2010 - copyright 2010

 The tombstone reads:


loving memory of

Mary Edwards

the wife of

T. Dennis    …(?)

of Blackwater

(unreadable line)

November 13th 1878(?)

(unreadable line)

(unreadable line)

(unreadable line)

Thomas Dennis  …(this word covered by the ivy)


(unreadable date)

We noticed that there were a few other tombstones here with the surname Edwards but like this one, there were no signs at all of anyone visiting these graves.


  1. December 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    This is a lovely photo.

    • February 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Hallo Ashley, Thanks for your comment and visiting my blog and please accept my apologies for the long delay in answering!! I’m looking for a nice, not tooooo cold day to go take some more photos at Mithian so will be getting back into the swing of things soon.

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcher)

  1. January 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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