TF2770 : The former Church of St Peter, Low Toynton

taken 11 years ago, near to Low Toynton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The former Church of St Peter, Low Toynton
The former Church of St Peter, Low Toynton
I last took a photograph of this church two days short of six-years-ago. Since then the coverage of vegetation over the church has increased and the hole in the roof has enlarged.
In 1977 the church was sold into private ownership and it appears that nothing has been done with it since.
The churchyard is badly overgrown and the graves are neglected, so if this is what is to become of churches and churchyards, what of the need for burial?
Some time during our stint on this lonely planet (And I believe, universally, we are the only idiots who are raised to be bullied to death at school, worked to death for fifty years and then nagged to death during retirement) we will be asked the question as to whether we wish to be buried when we die, cremated, cryogenically frozen, pickled in a jar, or hermetically sealed in a tin and fired into outer space.
If we choose to be buried, one would expect, after paying out large amounts of cash for our chosen plot; that it would be kept in reasonable condition for our beloved to be able to pay their respects, or tell you what a miserable sod you was and then lay flowers on top of your remains. Not so here. Firstly, the church has been private property since 1977 and you need permission to get near it; secondly you have to surmount a barbed wire fence to get onto the property. Not surprisingly, Wiki has recorded the church as demolished, as once on the property, you can't even see the church when you're standing next to it. If that's not enough, you then have to wade through waist high nettles and play 'hunt the thimble' with the gravestones. Being buried then seems rather pointless.
And what about me - Well I don't like heights, so the space thing is not for me and I don't like vinegar and can't stand the cold, so I've opted to be dry roasted and have my ashes tipped onto the living room carpet, next to my muddy old boots.
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Wednesday, 19 May, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 7 June, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 275 705 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.9761N 0:5.5203W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 275 705
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