Local history

HIGH-SPEED HALF-TONNER WAS LOCAL MAN

Spurtle visited Comely Bank Cemetery for the first time this morning. It was opened in 1843, and we had hoped to discover a wealth of funerary architecture matching that in the jungles of Warriston. No such luck.

Wherever the Victorian monuments are, they evaded us. But there were many interesting 20th-century compensations, including this curiosity with a Broughton connection. 

It is the grave of John Adam Porter (and family), born 1894, who died in 1952 aged 58. 

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