Home | Supplement to G.E. Moore's Grave in St. Giles Cemetery with photographs and an account of a visit to Ludwig Wittgenstein's grave there in the fall of 1980
The Entrance to St. Giles Cemetery
If you stepped out from the eastern-most gate-way of Whewell's Court, Trinity College, Cambridge, and turned left onto Sydney Street, and if you followed Sydney Street as it becomes Huntingdon Road in the northeast, and you walked about a mile, then you would come to St. Giles Cemetery, which is on the left hand side of the road. This photograph shows the entrance to St. Giles Cemetery as it was at about half-past noon on 20 October 1980.
If you the followed this path into the cemetery, then you would come before long to the southern-side length of the cemetery's chapel, and just before the path turned to pass in front of the chapel, you would find G.E. Moore's grave on the right. If you continued straight past Moore's grave and crossed between the shrubs, you would come to Wittgenstein's grave a short walk beyond. The cemetery is not very large. If things have not changed too much in the past twenty-five years.
Note: one thing that has changed is the sign on Huntingdon Road, which in September 2010 read: All Souls Lane. // Ascension Parish / Burial Ground / Formerly / Burial Ground / St. Giles' and St. Peter's
Friends of the Church of the Ascension Burial Ground
In November 2017, Martin Boyle wrote to me from Cambridge.
The fencing shown in your photograph has gone, now only a vague memory. The road is now called All Souls' Lane and leads to the Church of the Ascension burial ground.
Martin is a member of the Friends of the Church of the Ascension Burial Ground (FABG).
The Friends is a small group of local residents who volunteer one Saturday morning a month to help with the upkeep of the area, which is now managed to encourage wild life and habitat diversity as well as to maintain the graves, and also raises money for various projects that are beyond the scope of the Church (tree planting, purchase of gardening tools, etc).
If you would like to help FABG, you can write to James Clackson, the FABG secretary.
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