Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thomas Serrell - 12 January 1891


Hi V ... Thomas Serrell aged 43 was laid to rest in Boroondara General Cemetery on 12 January 1891.  His grave is topped with a sculpture of a greyhound.  I wonder if it was his faithful pet.  Cheers J. Contributed to Taphophile Tragics.

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  1. Maybe he trained the dogs for racing? It's a fine memorial anyway.

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    1. Thanks John, I thought so too.

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  2. This man had a 4 legged, faithful friend perhaps! Instantly I thought of the story of Greyfriar's Bobby!

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    1. I must do some research on Greyfriars Bobby.

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  3. Here I am looking at your latest works, is a pleasure to pass through this space.

    Best regards.

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    1. I appreciate your visit Nicola.

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  5. Oh I think it must be Joe, how sad..we never think of faithful pets when owners pass on, they would be so sad also.

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    1. I agree Grace. Thank you for your regular visits to my humble blog.

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  6. As in life ... So in death. Staying close by his master. It's beautiful.

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    1. Lovely words Dianne. Thank you.

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  7. I think it is very unusual for a grave from 1891 to have a dog on it, I do like it very much though. And the sculpture seems to be in a good condition too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is unusual isn't it. It was the only one I have ever seen containing a dog.

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  8. Oops, when I saw the thumbnail I wondered why he had a pig on his grave. A greyhound makes so much more sense.

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  9. Great shot. Dogs are just wonderful...

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    1. Thanks Nick. They say they are mans best friend.

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  10. I bet this was a challenge for the stonemason to carve!

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  11. looks pretty.
    im curious to see the entire gravestone!

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  12. Yes, I bet he was a grey hound trainer, probably had pigeons, too. The Bill Lawre(Lawrie??) of his era.

    The carving is wonderful with such a poignant face. The dried flowers really add to the image, Joe.

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