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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Boulder


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"B" is for "Boulder" and today's photo shows the a large boulder which is situated in the grounds of St Peter's Church, Ashton.

The inscription reads "This bowlder was placed here by Alderman Isaac Watt Boulton J.P. of Stamford House Ashton under Lyne in affectionate remembrance of his eldest son Thomas Boulton who was for 9 years a warden of this church born November 5th 1844 and died at sea February 5th 1880 on board the H.M.S.S. Kinfauns Castle whilst on a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope to recruit his health. His remains were committed to the deep in Lat 11° 30' south Long 2° 30' west February 6th 1880. Lord have mercy on my soul and take me to thee."

See Birds Eye View of this location.

See Google Street View of this location.

"Boulder" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "B" posts from around the world please follow this link.

9 comments:

  1. This is really interesting. its quite a commemoration.

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  2. That is a great post for B -- "Bowlder" HA!

    Have a good rest of the week!

    Hood Photo Blog

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  3. What an amazing chunk of rock. It's a heck of a memorial.

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  4. BIG boulder!

    ROG, ABC WEDNESDAY team

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  5. Huge hunk of rock! Interesting post.

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  6. Wow. I used to want to be buried under just such a boulder.

    Donna - ABC Wednesday

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  7. How immense the father's grief must have been!

    HelenMac, ABC team

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  8. Interesting, never knew it was there. Even after walking past this church thousands of times.

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