NS5572 : Bostock gravestone, New Kilpatrick Cemetery

taken 1 year ago, near to Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Bostock gravestone, New Kilpatrick Cemetery
Bostock gravestone, New Kilpatrick Cemetery
IN SACRED MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH
DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF E.H. BOSTOCK
WHO DIED 12TH DECR 1927 IN HER 69TH YEAR
"LOVING ALL; BY ALL BELOVED"
ALSO THE ABOVE
EDWARD HENRY BOSTOCK J.P.
WHO DIED 17TH SEPT 1940 IN HIS 82ND YEAR
THEIR ELDEST SON
EDWARD HENRY AUGUSTUS BOSTOCK
WHO DIED 5TH AUGUST 1943 IN HIS 62ND YEAR
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF ELIZABETH LITTLE SOMMERVILLE
ALSO THE ABOVE ELIZABETH LITTLE SOMMERVILLE
WHO DIED 14TH DECEMBER 1964 IN HER 74TH YEAR

Edward Henry Bostock was born into a family of circus and menagerie owners. They toured the country putting on performances of Bostock and Wombwell's Menagerie in towns and cities on their route. In 1897 Bostock finally settled in Glasgow, where he set up the Scottish Zoo and Variety Circus, and Glasgow Hippodrome. In due course he was elected a member of Glasgow Council and became a Justice of the Peace. His 1928 autobiography 'Menageries, Circuses and Theatres' is worth a read if you can get hold of a copy. There is also a lot of information at LinkExternal link.

Many of the animals at the zoo were presented to the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow when they died. The best known of these is Sir Roger, the Asian elephant LinkExternal link.
New Kilpatrick Cemetery

The cemetery, also known as Hillfoot Cemetery, opened in 1903, and is on the northern side of Boclair Road. Between the Wars (c.1922), it was extended to the north. Its former lodge, at the SW corner, is now a private residence. The line of the Antonine Wall passes through the cemetery, changing direction near the crest of the hill, and two sections of the stone base of the Wall are preserved and open to view (one since 1903, the other since 1921). As mentioned in the cemetery's listing text LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) the pathways in the cemetery's northern half were laid out to form the outline of a Roman centurion's helmet.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 September, 2020   (more nearby)
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Monday, 7 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gravestone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5570 7226 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.3025N 4:18.6460W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5570 7225
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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