Words in the Cemetery

With a couple of hours to fill before my train, I wondered out of St Pancreas Station. Right outside is the new Francis Crick Institute, a centre of creativity and excellence in science.  Francis is the uncle of a dear friend of mine.

Then found the St Pancreas Old Churchyard, a treasure!   At the very first headstone, there’s  speaking and listening!   Here lie the remains of Mr John Walker the author of the Pronunciation Dictionary of the English Language and other valuable works of grammar and elocution.  Across the cemetery, with no visible signage, there is also the grave of the wonderful early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. She wrote Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792, arguing for education reform and giving women equal rights to education.

Wonderful what you can find in a short time in London! 




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