SP9114 : Polish Graves at All Saints Church, Marsworth

taken 8 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Polish Graves at All Saints Church, Marsworth
Polish Graves at All Saints Church, Marsworth
Marsworth is a village in Buckinghamshire, about two miles north of Tring and six miles east of Aylesbury. The village, whose name is Anglo Saxon in origin - Męssanwyrth meaning 'Męssa's enclosure' - grew significantly at the end of the 18th Century with the construction of the Grand Junction (now Grand Union) Canal, which passes through it.

The graveyard of Marsworth parish church contains a number of Polish graves - some of which are shown here - a reminder of the camp of 900 Polish refugees that existed at Marsworth in the 1950s. The Church Warden informed me that so far as he knew, there were no Polish names in the village today, but that relatives and descendants of those who lay buried here do return to tend the graves, which all appear neat and tidy.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
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Graves   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 919 145 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.3158N 0:40.0473W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 919 145
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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