DECEMBER 18 2020 – CEMETERIES AS GATEKEEPERS OF HISTORY – 1. ST MARGARET’S PARISH CHURCH CEMETERY IN IFIELD VILLAGE

St Margaret’s Parish Church cemetery in Ifield Village – the geographical centre of the Ancient Parish of Ifield

 

DECEMBER 18 2020 – LATE BRONZE AGE TO ROMAN ERA SETTLEMENT WITHIN THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD [CIRCA 1200BC – 410AD] ?

 

This research helps us understand how and why barrows were constructed. They were burial places but were also used by the living for carrying out the many rituals that cemented the relationships of their communities (just as parish churches are places of burial but also used for other regular rituals of Christian life).

A Brief Introduction to Bronze Age Barrows

 

BEFORE she started writing The Gatekeepers, Trinidad-born, UK-based writer Ayanna Gillian Lloyd spent a lot of time in cemeteries and was always struck, “by the way Lapeyrouse Cemetery (Port of Spain) in particular was a history lesson – a little city within a city, a world of its own.” – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

The Gatekeepers brings book deal for Trini writer Lloyd