NR2067 : Gravestones Overlooking Traigh Fleisgein Bheag

taken 13 years ago, near to Ballinaby, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Gravestones Overlooking Traigh Fleisgein Bheag
Gravestones Overlooking Traigh Fleisgein Bheag
The left hand one is inscribed "DEC AD 1818". It was a fairly common belief throughout Britain that drowned sailors should not be buried in the local churchyard otherwise the sea might come and take them back. So it was custom to bury them on the shore where they were found.
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NR2067, 8 images   (more nearby )
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Tuesday, 31 May, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 4 June, 2005
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Gravestones   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NR 20 67 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.1752N 6:27.8295W
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