NT2573 : Grave of William McGonagall

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Grave of William McGonagall
Grave of William McGonagall
William Topaz McGonagall (1830-1902) spent much of his life in Dundee where for a time he was an actor. Later, in Edinburgh, he was feted by university students who played to his vanity as a poet of doggerel verse. Indeed he is quoted as saying, "I bow the knee to no man, nay not even Shakespeare," and described himself as "Poet and Tragedian". Amongst his poems is 'The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay' about the Tay Bridge disaster. He is buried here in Greyfriars kirkyard near this recent memorial stone.
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Saturday, 26 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 October, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 256 732 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7960N 3:11.5424W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 256 733
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