SD9867 : St Mary, Conistone - Mossdale memorial poem

taken 1 year ago, near to Conistone, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

St  Mary, Conistone - Mossdale memorial poem
St Mary, Conistone - Mossdale memorial poem
A framed copy, on the church wall, of Olive Pratt's poem in memory of the six cavers who died in Mossdale Cavern in 1967. The 50th anniversary commemorations had been held only a couple of weeks before this, so it was timely and poignant to read this. Their memorial is in the churchyard SD9867 : St Mary, Conistone - Mossdale memorial, 50 years on although the bodies, when found, were left to rest in the cave. See SE0169 : Memorial Plaque at Mossdale Scar. for the other memorial at the cave entrance, and a description of the disaster and failed rescue attempt.
St Mary's church, Conistone
The church was originally built in the 11th-12th centuries, i.e. Norman times, but was largely rebuilt in 1846 while retaining some features from as early as the 14th century. It is situated at the northern end of the small village of Conistone in Wharfedale.

Its parish was taken out of the ancient parish of Burnsall; while originally in the Diocese of Ripon, it passed to the new Diocese of Bradford in 1919, and to the combined Diocese of Leeds in 2014. It now forms part of a combined parish with Kettlewell, and the benefice of Kettlewell with Conistone, Hubberholme and Arncliffe covering Upper Wharfedale and Littondale.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
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Olive Pratt 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9810 6755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.2300N 2:1.8331W
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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