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JonathanD
23-02-2012, 20:26
I was out and about trying to find the first snakes of 2012 today when I came across a hidden Victorian graveyard for dogs in the middle of the forest where I don't tend to go as it is a bit of a slog across fields and up steep hills. Many of the stones have been taken over by shrubbery and been buried by years of leaves and debris, but a few are still visable on the top of a hill. The oldest one was 1818. There is evidence of an old Victorian ruin of somekind with carved gables, but no idea how it pertains to the graveyard.

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gabrielsdad
23-02-2012, 20:28
thats cool. nice to see we've always been a nation of dog lovers

Robbi
23-02-2012, 20:39
ever read Pet Cemetary by Stephen King ?:yikes: you'd never go there again !

mountainm
23-02-2012, 20:41
I found one underneath the rhododendrons at clumber park when I was a kid. The fact it was hidden made it feel like my own secret. Never been able to find it since though.

JonathanD
23-02-2012, 20:56
ever read Pet Cemetary by Stephen King ?:yikes: you'd never go there again !

Yeah, as soon as I found it I thought just that.

launditch1
23-02-2012, 21:37
Thats brilliant!Theres a couple in my old school grounds and i've also seen a few isolated ones in local villages.Very interesting.Great that the stones are still there...

Robbi
23-02-2012, 21:42
if i had found that site, there would have been a small cloud of dust heading at high speed towards the nearest village with me in the middle of it !!

so, JD, you up for a dare ? forget the nut man........spend a solo night there !!

southey
23-02-2012, 21:46
Cool find! Was the ground sour?

Silverback 1
23-02-2012, 21:50
That's very interesting,thanks for posting.

Dogs should be held in such high esteem,they possess many of the great attributes that people are lacking.

JonathanD
23-02-2012, 21:55
if i had found that site, there would have been a small cloud of dust heading at high speed towards the nearest village with me in the middle of it !!

so, JD, you up for a dare ? forget the nut man........spend a solo night there !!


Hah, I'm up for that. It's a great area. Ghost dogs don't scare me, and they are too old and dead to be any good as zombies.

Robbi
23-02-2012, 21:56
oh hell ! dog soldiers !

luckylee
23-02-2012, 22:43
wow, thats a different thing to find mate.

Harvestman
23-02-2012, 23:30
I'm curious to see the Welsh word 'Llanvihangel' in there. Are you in border country there?

Nice find.

Dreadhead
23-02-2012, 23:50
braw find there, love the idea of pitching a hammock just out of reach of old zombie dogs :lmao:

Robbi
23-02-2012, 23:52
love the idea of pitching a hammock just out of reach of old zombie dogs :lmao:

man ! have you seen the size of those suckers ! they're 8 feet tall !!

Dreadhead
23-02-2012, 23:55
always remember your polevault when faced with dog soldiers...

Robbi
23-02-2012, 23:56
they would steal it from you and turn you into a kebab !

Realbark
23-02-2012, 23:58
very interesting - thanks for posting

JonathanD
23-02-2012, 23:59
I'm curious to see the Welsh word 'Llanvihangel' in there. Are you in border country there?

Nice find.


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I'm on the borders where South Staffs, Worcestershire and West Mids meet. Plenty far away from Llanvihangel. They must have brought the body back all that way.

Harvestman
24-02-2012, 00:05
Just looked it up, and it seems that Llanvihangel means 'church of St Michael', and doesn't relate to specific place. I can think of half a dozen Llanvihangels in my area.

Dreadhead
24-02-2012, 00:07
i suspect its undead corpse butchered its way there until it was finally put down by a flame bearing horde of farmers...

(hijack over sorry!)

craeg
24-02-2012, 00:46
Fascinating find indeed

Tengu
24-02-2012, 09:47
Theres one near me. Ill take some pics one day.

Sadly the dogs grave in the local sports complex went years ago. (Originaly an old grange) I never found out what happened to it

woof
24-02-2012, 10:01
always remember your polevault when faced with dog soldiers...

Thats a bit like the old public toilet rhyme," its no good standing on the seat, the crabs in here can jump six feet.."

Rob

sasquatch
24-02-2012, 10:48
Thats a bit like the old public toilet rhyme," its no good standing on the seat, the crabs in here can jump six feet.."

Rob

Ha ha, not heard that one before...

woof
24-02-2012, 11:06
Ha ha, not heard that one before...

And the follow up verse,"its no use going in next door, the crabs in there jump six feet more.."

Rob