Westbourne Churchyard Memorials
Around the year 2000 a dedicated group of people undertook a monster project and produced a detailed record of each memorial in the churchyard of Westbourne Church. Each record includes a drawing of the gravestone/tomb and a transcription of the inscription. The History Group has now scanned all 300 plus pages and can supply an image of any particular record. Enquiries re the names of those commemorated are welcome, and a list is also included in our booklet “Westbourne Memorials – Church and churchyard”.
We should emphasise that the churchyard, with a tiny number of exceptions, closed in 1860.
As further introduction we can do no better than reproduce below the original.
And further information provided by Jill Storer.
Let us start with the slideshow of the Index pages. First we reproduce the original explanation page.
And now the Index Pages themselves:-
Below we give another slideshow of a few selected examples of the amazing work that the team did. They have been selected to show a range of pathos, affection and curiosity.
For those desirous of locating a particular memorial, we give in the next slideshow the set of maps which were made.
The Index (above) gives the Sector and Number of each memorial.
The first map gives the overall layout, i.e. where each Sector lies in the Churchyard.
As a marker, the War Memorial is in the top right corner of the NEB Sector.