March Society visit to graveyard digs up historical stories

THE last victim of a horse and car accident and the first of a car accident lie in the graveyard the March Society were given a tour of last week.

During an early evening stroll through the damp grass at St Mary’s Churchyard, Doddington, a large group were led by resident David Edwards who spoke of those laid to rest in the graveyard.

The yard is the final resting place for at least one individual involved in the Battle of Waterloo, leading pondweed expert Alfred Fryer, and the last victim of a horse and cat accident in 1883 and the first of a car in 1923.

Two of the oldest gravestones date back to 1714.

The next event of the March Society will be a Heritage Walk in March. Please contact

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