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Too early to be April Fools...
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:34:43 am »
Would you buy a house with a graveyard in the front garden?

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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 07:00:01 am »
Wow, that’s a new one!
I showed it to my wife, she said no. For me it depends on how cheap it goes for. I wonder if someone from the Church of England cuts the grass in the front.
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 07:58:58 am »
Most of  the large cemeteries in Hull still have their old gatehouse.  Originally, it would have been the caretakers residence, but I believe they're all in privately owned now.  I think it's the same in a few cities in the UK .
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 01:20:32 pm »
I think they're advertising it in the wrong places: how about Kerrang?

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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 03:21:03 pm »
I think they're advertising it in the wrong places: how about Kerrang?

"Would suite houseproud death-metal fan with sense of humour or a Goth into serious one-upmanship..."

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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 02:59:42 am »
When I was a student I had a girlfriend who's house backed onto the cemetery.  It was nice and quiet.
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 03:50:45 am »
Be some interestin' conversations, leaning on the Headstones during a Barbie...   :wacko:
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 04:53:22 am »
Be some interestin' conversations, leaning on the Headstones during a Barbie...   :wacko:

I read that as "doing a Barbie" on the first pass and, combined with the previous post, thouht you were being much ruder than you were..... :wacko:
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 05:43:53 am »
Be some interestin' conversations, leaning on the Headstones during a Barbie...   :wacko:

I read that as "doing a Barbie" on the first pass and, combined with the previous post, thouht you were being much ruder than you were..... :wacko:

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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 06:28:34 am »
Most of  the large cemeteries in Hull still have their old gatehouse.  Originally, it would have been the caretakers residence, but I believe they're all in privately owned now.  I think it's the same in a few cities in the UK .

Indeed they do.

During Victorian times there was a huge boom in the building of private cemeteries and they even built a couple of dedicated railway stations to serve them. May even have been a dedicated line ? For some reason most of them were on the London/Kent border
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 05:23:55 pm »

Indeed they do.

During Victorian times there was a huge boom in the building of private cemeteries and they even built a couple of dedicated railway stations to serve them. May even have been a dedicated line ? For some reason most of them were on the London/Kent border


There was at least one dedicated cemetery line that ran from Paddington near where Heathrow is now. There's been a TV programme about it on one of the more obscure channels recently.
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 05:32:40 pm »
When I was a student I had a girlfriend who's house backed onto the cemetery.  It was nice and quiet.

Really? I thought people would be dying to get in.

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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2019, 05:43:28 pm »
Most of  the large cemeteries in Hull still have their old gatehouse.  Originally, it would have been the caretakers residence, but I believe they're all in privately owned now.  I think it's the same in a few cities in the UK .

Indeed they do.

During Victorian times there was a huge boom in the building of private cemeteries and they even built a couple of dedicated railway stations to serve them. May even have been a dedicated line ? For some reason most of them were on the London/Kent border

The Necropolis Railway. Because all the London cemeteries were filling up rapidly in the 1850s and there was a newly appreciated risk of cholera and other nasty diseases, several new cemeteries had to be opened outside of London. The Necropolis Railway had an office and private station/platform just outside Waterloo Station. From there you could load your beloved into a private train and travel down to Brookwood where the train would divert into a private station within the cemetery bounds. If you were Anglican you went to the South Station while if you were a Non-Conformist you went to the North Station. I believe that one of these buildings was taken down and rebuilt in Australia as a chapel.

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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 02:00:39 am »
Be some interestin' conversations, leaning on the Headstones during a Barbie...   :wacko:

I read that as "doing a Barbie" on the first pass and, combined with the previous post, thouht you were being much ruder than you were..... :wacko:

I did suggest a little alfresco slap and tickle amongst the graves but she was never up for it.
I used to hop over the wall and short cut home through the cemetery.  It was an interesting walk at night.   :o
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Re: Too early to be April Fools...
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 06:14:06 am »

I used to hop over the wall and short cut home through the cemetery.  It was an interesting walk at night.   :o

I used to take a shortcut through an old Church graveyard (oldest grave was mid 1700's) on the way home from the pub back in the late 60's/early 70's and it's amazing how often I started off strolling and ended up at quite a brisk jog  ;D Swear I saw things move on many an occasion. :unsure:
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