‘CARING FOR GOD’S ACRE WEEK’ – JUNE 5TH TO 13TH 2021 – TWO IFIELD SOCIETY MINI-TOURS AROUND THE ANCIENT CEMETERY OF ST MARGARET’S PARISH CHURCH [1] JUNE 5 – HERITAGE & HUMANITY [2] JUNE 12 – NATURE & WILDLIFE

https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of ‘Caring for God’s Acre Week’ [June 5-13], two short walks – mini-tours – have been planned for the cemetery of St Margaret’s Parish Church in Ifield village.

The first – ‘Heritage & Humanity’ – took place Saturday [June 5], and the second – ‘Nature & Wildlife’ – will take place Saturday [June 12].

This second – and last – mini-tour will start from the Plough pub at 11pm and end before 1pm – led by Crawley Community Award Winner David Moon.

David Moon – Crawley Community Award Winner 2016 – with walkers

 

“A language is not just words. It’s a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is…a new understanding of who we are and what we should aspire to be” – Noam Chomsky

 

St Margaret’s Parish Church [facing west]
St Margaret’s Parish Church [facing east]
St Margaret’s [facing north]
The Lychgate [with Lychgate Cottages on the right] Photo provided by Sylvia Dawkins Parmenter
The Lychgate and Lychgate Cottages [facing north-east]
The ancient Parish of Ifield boundary [in red] – with St Margaret’s Church in the geographical centre.
Plan of St Margaret’s Cemetery

 

MINI-TOUR 1 – SATURDAY – JUNE 5 2021 – “HERITAGE AND HUMANITY” – RICHARD SYMONDS

OLDE PLOUGH COTTAGE AND THE ELIZABETH FRY BLUE PLAQUE

HARROW COTTAGE AND H. MONK GROCER & PORK BUTCHER

THE LYCHGATE

WAR MEMORIAL AND W.F. DRUGHORN [with special thanks to parishioner Ron Binmore]

MARK LEMON GRAVE

THORNTON’S CHILDREN GRAVE AND INSCRIPTION

ELIAS EASTON GRAVE AND INSCRIPTION

MARIA SOPHIA ROSE GRAVE

REVD JOHN ALLEN GRAVE

MONK FAMILY GRAVE AND INSCRIPTIONS

MARIAN PESKETT GRAVE AND INSCRIPTION

ELDRED THORNTON WAR GRAVE

PHYLLIS KATHLEEN SALMON TABLET INSCRIPTION

Photo by Jean Barrs

 

Photo by Jean Barrs

 

 

Photo by Jean Barrs

 

Photo by Jean Barrs

 

Photo by Jean Barrs

 

 

MINI-TOUR 2 – SATURDAY – JUNE 12 2021 – “NATURE AND WILDLIFE” – DAVID MOON

 

Photo by Ray Baldry

 

Photo by Ray Baldry

 

Photo by Ray Baldry

 

Photo by Ray Baldry

 

Photo by Ray Baldry

 

Photo by Ray Baldry

 

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