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A cycle ride and a bit of history

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Hi all

I went on a cycle ride today as there's little wind and we have glorious weather. I cycled 25.072 miles and walked 8,853 steps

Something completely different hence the 'bit of history' in the title. My husband is doing some family history, he's been looking into it for a long time now, he said some of his relatives were buried in our local church, this was a bit of a find. After lunch we went down to the graveyard and found a gravestone where 3 of my hubby's relatives were buried. We now have 2 photos of the gravestone.

The photo of the sea and the cliffs is looking out from the church graveyard.

Hope you've all had a good day.


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springcross profile image

How very interesting cf. xx

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Definitely; we'll have to go a lot further afield for my family as my dad was from Durham and my mum was born in India as my granddad was in the British Raj out there.

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springcross in reply to

Fascinating - you must be really excited about it and I would be too. xx

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Yes we were very pleased,good to know your family history. xx

RoadRunner44 profile image

I'm also looking and tracing back my family history so was interested to note you had discovered family members in your local churchyard. It is very exciting when you start going back into the archives so I would imagine this little discovery by your husband will probably encourage him to delve even deeper into his ancestry now. Very exciting.

Cheers. Chrys x

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Definitely and it was great finding out the grave was so near. We'll have to go a lot further afield for my family as my dad was from Durham and my mum was born in India as my granddad was in the British Raj out there.

This has encouraged him to start doing it again, he's gone back to the 1600's.

Thank you Chrys xxπŸ™

secrets22 profile image

Blimey....good for you,i am tired just thinking about it.

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Thank you, it's been a glorious day.πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸŒž

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Hi me and mam are going on electrics bikes then it's a bit easier j used to like my vintage big light weight wheeled one 😊xx

Thank you Jerry, it really has and still is a beautiful day, chilly in the shade but lovely in the sun.

I know, he was so pleased to find that the grave was local. The church really is situated in a lovely place looking out to sea. We'd have to go a way for my father's side which is Durham and my mother was born in India as my grandad was serving out there in the army.

Hope you have a loveky evening.


Hi Alicia that's very interesting and the blue sky looks so bright on that church picture the horse looks very eased to see you and I bet you felt very exhilarated after that bike ride πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ›

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It really is Mandy, hubby is doing well with the family tree.

The horse was gorgeous and the weather stunning. Thank you it was a very good bike ride.πŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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Good it's fascinating mam started doing one, ages ago, I think I will Irish ancestors as my dad's name was Irish and he had the Irish look and mad humour like Dave Allen lol, pixie ran across road nearly got hit my heart lurched he's 7 in June there's a cat across road he's after I gave him.some fresh salmon and cuddle he's snug asleep on bed now I'm balancing on edge, I'm watching Oprah Interview soon have good sleep I know you will can't wait to get out on bike when get it πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸŒ»πŸŒ›

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It's very interesting Mandy. Heart in mouth with Pixie, glad nothing happened.

Enjoy Orph Winfrey.πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΌ

I love investigating family history Alicia. How great to find an old family gravestone. You've taken some lovely pics again and I love the old country churchyard!

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Isn't it very interesting. Yes to find a family gravestone right in our village was definitely a find. It's a beautiful church.

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I had photo done in church abroad and there's was spirit aurb on it I'll have to find it 😊

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Here's the new yes eve one year step dad died she I don't think yuv seen this it's same as one in middle on church pic πŸ‘»

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Yes I can see itπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Zest profile image

Hi Alicia,

What a cute pony, and lovely photos.

Zest :-) xx

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Hi Zest

Thank you, it's been a stunning day.

Hope all's good with you.

Alicia πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ˜Š xx

waitingame7 profile image

You're very fit! I walked 7 miles the other day and it almost did me in!

Very interesting to research your husbands family history. Thanks as ever for the photos of the glorious views. Very uplifting.

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7 miles is a very good distance and I bet you enjoyed getting out.

He's also researched a lot of my family history and it's amazing what he's found. You're welcome and I'm really pleased you like them.πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŒž

diana1998 profile image

How interesting and lovely spot to be buried. I've booked our plot as like to think ahead!! 🀣 πŸ˜‚

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It really is very interesting looking back at family history and it really is a nice spot where our local church is. Nothing like being prepared, at least your family will know what you want πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Yes! No ashes on the mantlepiece for us πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ‘

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Brilliant πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

custardpie profile image

Wow, a Church with a sea view,! 🌊 two things I love, exploring Churches and going to see the Sea, how lovely finding your hubbys relatives there. Have a lovely day Xx

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I know, it really is an excellent spot and especially when the sky and sea are so blue. I love churches and old buildings as I find them very interesting. My hubby is working on the family history again today.

Hope you've had a good day.

Alicia xx

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Yes Ive been out and about, it was nice to get some fresh air today,how fantastic to discover your own family tree and history! really interesting and exciting xX☺

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I'm pleased you've been out and I agree, it's great to get fresh air. Yes it really is, my hubby loves researching the family tree. xxπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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winabago profile image

What a beautiful setting for the church.

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Thank you and it really is a lovely spot πŸŒˆπŸ™

Stub007 profile image

You’ve gone and done it again!β€”-25 miles to my measly 8.5. But then I am of the inferior (male) gender and in the over 80 set. Keep up the good work. All the best to you, hubby, and family.


8.5 miles is not measly especially if you're over 80, kudos to you. I'm 61.

Thank you Donandhope you and your family are wellπŸ™πŸ˜Š.

Alicia πŸ‘πŸŒΌπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ

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