~ Walkerville Wesleyan Cemetery ~
Opened in 1849 this historic small graveyard
is the final resting place for many of South Australia's most
prominent settlers together with lime-burners, saddle-makers
flour millers, wheelwrights and brass founders
Although only a small city cemetery it's a place you could meander
around in for hours - each site telling a story of other times
some quite heart-warming but others extremely sad.
I wondered about John - he was one of the very first
to be buried here and his grave lies up against the
hand-made stone wall that surrounds the area
"Departed this life in 1850 - Deeply regretted by a large circle of friends"
That sort of warmed the cockles of my heart.
This is my contribution to "Taphophile Tragics"
and "Our World Tuesday"