Liverpool gravestone remembers the Captain of a ship that vanished

Under the command of Wilfred Gilberry, the Andacollo weighed anchor and departed from Callao, Peru. It was bound for Valparaiso, Chile, en route home to Liverpool. Gilberry, his crew and the Andacollo simply vanished. No trace was ever found. This headstone is one of many lining the edges of St James’ Cemetery, Liverpool. I can… Read more Liverpool gravestone remembers the Captain of a ship that vanished

What’s in a Wall?

St Paul’s church at Peel, Little Hulton has a very large graveyard containing some magnificent memorials. Running alongside the right hand side of the building are a large number of small headstones which are closely packed. They are for cremated remains. It works well until a portion of the supporting wall collapses, tipping headstones and… Read more What’s in a Wall?