TALKING TOMBSTONES (Part 3)
The third in a series of three stand-alone, evocative and intriguing power point ‘Talking Tombstone’ presentations which demonstrate that cemeteries are not ‘Dead Centres’ and echo the importance of keeping our cemeteries and their stories ‘alive’ for future generations.
Hear stories ‘from the past’ of the notable and the notorious, the rogues and the respected, a man who has been buried three times and see how a few common words on a tombstone can lead to an intriguing story of murder most foul.
The importance of symbolism to some cultures is highlighted and they say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ …… it’s for you to decide?
As a finale, following morning tea, we travel to New Orleans, known for its jazz, Mardi Gras and voodoo to visit a couple of its oldest cemeteries which reveal unique burial customs, uncommon in English-speaking countries, that were introduced during the Spanish rule of New Orleans.