Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Quaker Burial Ground, London

While recently visiting London, I found the Quaker Gardens, formerly the Quaker Burial Ground.  It is located near Chequer Street in the Borough of Islington, across the street from Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.

According to the brochure for Bunhill Fields Burial Ground published by the City of London:  "This is the Bunhill Fields Meeting House and Quaker Gardens.  The gardens are a small fragment of a Quaker burial ground, which was the first freehold property owned by the Quakers, bought in 1661 and used until 1855 for 12,000 burials."

Bunhill Fields Burial Ground map
inset has Quaker Gardens, Bunhill, and Wesley' Chapel

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WWII Wartime Shelter at Cardiff Castle

My last post was my mother's written memories of living in Washington, D.C. during World War II.  I recently visited Cardiff, Wales and toured Cardiff Castle.  The exterior walls of the castle complex have tunnels through them.  During World War II, these tunnels were used as a Wartime Shelter.  The exhibit has benches lining the walls, bunk beds, and a canteen. Posters were also on the exhibit's wall including one that reminded me of my mother's Victory Garden:  Dig for Victory.