Sunday, October 27, 2013

Potter's Field

In this area of the cemetery lie buried many of the inhabitants of the early town of "Muddy York".
They were originally buried in "the Potter's Field", a plot of six acres in Yorkville at what is now the northwest corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets, during the period 1826 to 1850. As a cemetery it was obliged to close because of steady municipal growth. The remains of 984 persons were removed to this location [the Necropolis] and some 364 others were removed to Mt Pleasant Cemetery between the years 1851 and 1881. The individual monuments were also moved but being made of soft stone, most of them became illegible from erosion and have been laid flat on the plots.
Requiescat in Pace


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ord Family Tree

Tiverton Cemetery, Bruce County, Ontario


Saturday, October 19, 2013


seeing what's on the other side of the glass

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

the Heart of Kleinburg

an uncertain future for the historic buildings of Kleinburg

on Islington Ave see interior shots here


Sunday, October 6, 2013

grave column

I found this unusual shaped gravestone in the Necropolis in Toronto. I've not seen a design quite like this one has on the top of the stone.
Unfortunately, I didn't quite get all of John Kelly's wife's name or death year
(her name might be Janet?) but John Kelly died in 1854 at 51 years of age.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Black Swan of Stratford

is anyone looking?

because I need to scratch my nose

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