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john e

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Yorkshire Wolds Way graves
« on: 16:52:05, 20/10/13 »
I walked the Wolds Way from Hessle to Filey last week, and about half way along in the middle of nowhere (I forget the exact location, it was on the corner of a plantation) I was intrigued to find a small fenced area in which there were two graves, or at least two memorial stones lying flat, side by side. They bore the same surname and I would guess by the loving inscriptions were man and wife, and they had both died separately in their thirties in fairly recent times.
I didn't have a camera or would have taken a photo which would have given me the information I am now after. I think there must be a story, probably tragic, behind this. But why put a memorial in such an odd place? Does anybody know anything about it?

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« Reply #1 on: 16:53:39, 20/10/13 »
I walked the Wolds Way from Hessle to Filey last week, and about half way along in the middle of nowhere (I forget the exact location, it was on the corner of a plantation) I was intrigued to find a small fenced area in which there were two graves, or at least two memorial stones lying flat, side by side. They bore the same surname and I would guess by the loving inscriptions were man and wife, and they had both died separately in their thirties in fairly recent times.
I didn't have a camera or would have taken a photo which would have given me the information I am now after. I think there must be a story, probably tragic, behind this. But why put a memorial in such an odd place? Does anybody know anything about it?


Intriguing.


Mel might know the answer to this. She does a lot of walking in that area :)
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« Reply #2 on: 17:20:05, 20/10/13 »

Intriguing.


Mel might know the answer to this. She does a lot of walking in that area :)

are you suggesting a link between Mel and lots of dead people on her walks?  :D
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« Reply #3 on: 17:24:39, 20/10/13 »
are you suggesting a link between Mel and lots of dead people on her walks?  :D


I wasn't...but you know...it's a thought :o
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« Reply #4 on: 18:04:28, 20/10/13 »

I wasn't...but you know...it's a thought :o

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« Reply #5 on: 18:12:08, 20/10/13 »
But to answer John's question.... I'm afraid I don't know  :-[   I've not come across anything like that so perhaps it's on a part I've not walked yet.
 
Do you know roughly whereabouts you was? There are an awful lot of plantations in the middle of nowhere on the YWW.
 
I might be able to find something out if you can give me more details - I have a lot of contact with the Womens Insititutes that are dotted around East Yorkshire and if anyone will know something about it, they will  ;D
 
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Re: Yorkshire Wolds Way graves
« Reply #6 on: 22:22:49, 20/10/13 »
Mel,
It is on the way down to Sherburn, on East Heslerton Brow, after Manor Wold Farm.
I've searched the net but all I find is a passing reference to two graves in a guide book (Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way by Paddy Dillon)
 
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« Reply #7 on: 23:04:28, 20/10/13 »
Ahh, right.  I've not got that far up the YWW yet (I'm as far as Wharram Percy at the mo).  I'll see if I can have a roam there next weekend and get a pic then ping an email to the lovely, gossipy WI ladies  O0
 
Oooh, even better.  If there's a tea shop / pub in East or West Heslerton I might just have to pop in to see if they know anything  :D
 
I'm intrigued now too  :)
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« Reply #8 on: 23:17:14, 20/10/13 »
It's just after Manor Wold Farm, near East Heslerton. Continue along east heslerton brow, crossing a field away from Manor Wold Farm. Follow a grassy track alongside a hedge and a wood, then turn left a short way downhill and right to walk alongside a coniferous plantation. Notice the two graves in the corner at the far end of this plantation  O0
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« Reply #9 on: 08:21:43, 21/10/13 »
Cheers for that Bri  O0
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« Reply #10 on: 10:43:23, 08/11/13 »
I walked past there when i did the YWW in september i didnt see them must hav been dreaming of a shower steak n a beer after 3 nights wild camping

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« Reply #11 on: 21:55:16, 14/09/19 »
Did anyone find out about these? We were intrigued today very sad. I canít find anything online and noticed this discussion but very old. Beautiful walk