17th May 2015

ANOTHER MISSING HEADSTONE FOUND BURIED ON SITE

 

Whilst strimming today, Rob spotted small patch of slate beath the soil. We had a little dig and realised it was the back of a headstone, fallen face down and buried beneath almost a foot of soil. We carefully uncovered it, and found it to be a memorial to a Falmouth man called Henry Jolly (died Rio de Janeiro in 1847, aged 25) and his mother, Esther Jolly (died 1870, aged 80). Some photos of the discovery can be seen below.

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JULY 2015

 

BURIAL REGISTERS NOW SEARCHABLE ONLINE

 

We are pleased to announce that our transcription of the burial registers for Ponsharden have now been uploaded to the Cornwall OPC website where they can be searched (CLICK HERE).

 

Please see the BURIALS page for detailed information.

JULY 2015

 

NAMES ON HEADSTONES UPLOADED

 

Go to the HEADSTONES page to see a list of the 235 names that are  inscribed on the surviving monuments at Ponsharden.

 

You can also now view a plan of the cemetery on the same page, showing each monument and its reference number.

 

This is the first time this information has been available online.

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15th September 2015

 

TALK AT THE POLY, FALMOUTH

 

Rob and Tom gave a talk at The Poly in Falmouth on 15th Sept, which featured a history of the cemetery, an update on the latest discoveries made on site and the progress being made to repair the burial ground and re-open it to the public.

 

Only 40 seats were available and all were filled!

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