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Friday, 10 June 2011

Cemeteries of the World ~ Great Orme, Llandudno ~ Wales


The cemetery on the Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales and the adjoining churchyard of St. Tudno are well worthy of a mention in 'Cemeteries of the World', if for no other reason than 'Location, Location, Location'. 
And a few really interesting finds......


St.Tudno ~ pronounced Tidno ~ was a 6th century Celtic Monk, who climbed the Welsh, windswept headland of the Great Orme, to spread the message of Christianity and this place has been an active site of worship ever since.


Open air services are held on Sundays from the end of May until the end of September.


The outdoor pulpit stands on some very large plate tombstones, so often seen in the aisles of English Churches.

After discovering this place last year whilst on holiday, my parents said they knew
I would just love this cemetery and so we arranged a family day out 'graveyard stomping' ~ a term I have adopted from Corin White's blog Adventures of a Gravestomper. The already sloping and uneven ground of this cemetery, makes nagivating between the stones all the more challenging and so you really have to watch where you tread.We noticed what appeared to be quite a few other people looking around this interesting place ~ cemetery tourists ~ rather than the usual visitor, who comes to see a loved one.



I shall be posting some of my finds in the very near future, so watch this space.......




     




  

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