Category Archives: Recreation

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Lamb d. 1892

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'THOMAS LAMB aged 21 Drowned from the Yacht 'Ghost' off Point Lynas Anglesey June 2 1892 and buried at Penmaenmawr'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Ghost

People

Lamb, Thomas
Age: 21
Date of Death: 2/6/1892
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Brompton cemetery, London, England

Monument at Brompton Cemetery, London commemorating Robert Coombes d. 1860,  rowing champion

Location

Brompton cemetery, London, England

Details

Description: Full-length figures of rowers at the corners of the monument, a carved boat on the top with a coat draped over it.
Type: Free standing monument

People

Coombes, Robert
Age: 58
Date of Death: 1860
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Oarsman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Champion Thames sculler 1846-52. Born 1808. Died in lunatic asylum. Monument erected by his friends.
Bibliography: Hugh Meller 'London cemeteries: an illustrated guide and gazeteer' (Amersham, 1981) p. 29, 80 (picture 79).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Clarence Jefferies d. 1914

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Clarence Jefferies Aged 34 lost from the Yacht 'Sonya' off Ramsgate July 19 1914'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Sonya

People

Jefferies, Clarence
Age: 34
Date of Death: 19/7/1914
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Protestant burial ground, Rome, Italy

Gravestone in Protestant burial ground, Rome commemorating the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley d. 1822

Location

Protestant burial ground, Rome, Italy

Transcript

'PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY / COR CORDIUM / NATUS IV AUG MDCCXCII / OBIIT VIII JUL. MDCCCXXII / Nothing of him that doth fade / But doth suffer a sea-change / Into something rich and strange'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Don Juan

People

Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Age:
Date of Death: 8/7/1822
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Poet
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Poet, drowned in yachting accident.
Bibliography: Dr Garnet 'The Shelley Monuments', 'Illustrated London News' (May 21 1892) p. 627.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex commemorating William Death d. 1947

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'William Death 40 of motor yacht 'Dahalla' drowned off Zeebrugge 28th Oct 1947'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: MY Dahalla

People

Death, William
Age: 40
Date of Death: 28/10/1947
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Ernest Walter Brown d. 1903

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Ernest Walter Brown Aged 24 Drowned from the yacht 'Senga' in Calais Harbour June 18 1903 Buried at Calais'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Senga

People

Brown, Ernest Walter
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/6/1903
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Findlay d. 1973

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM FINDLAY aged 41 lost overboard from the Pleasure Boat 'St Mawes Castle' May 18 1973'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: St Mawes Castle

People

Findlay, William
Age: 41
Date of Death: 18/5/1973
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).