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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Louisa Cannon - We Shall Not All Sleep




Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. The singular term is a taphophile.



Monument to Louisa Cannon, St James the Less Churchyard, Stubbings, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead Berkshire.


"Sacred to the memory of Louisa Cannon Who died May 14th 1868 in the 17th year of her age.
~ We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be cherished ~"


Louisa was born in 1851 to Henry Cannon, a basket maker and his wife Ann. They lived in an area known as Maidenhead Thicket, once a haunt of highway men and a rumoured stop off point of Dick Turpin.

Sadly Louisa passed away at the age of 17 on 14th May 1868. Her gravestone, covered in algae, rests in a small village churchyard not far from where she and her family used to live. A young life cut tragically short.


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