Colne in Lancashire has many claims to fame but more of that in future. For many people it is famous for its giant outlet centre - Boundary Mill - and Banny's Fish and Chips.
Today, however, we are interested in the cemetery in Keighley Road.
First, I would like to draw your attention to the Cemetery Chippie on the opposite side of the road.
If you are not shy of associating your food outlet with a cemetery why would you not use the slogan
Chips to die for
The reason we have come to Colne Cemetery is to view this gravestone.
Have you guessed yet?
10th April 1912 RMS Titanic sailed from Southampton on her maiden, and only, voyage.
The band master on that voyage was a Colne man - Wallace Hartley who was interred here 33 days after the sinking.
The last woman to be hanged in Britain for murder was Ruth Ellis.
On 10th April 1955 she shot David Blakely in London after he had beaten her up and caused a miscarriage.
She was initially buried in Holloway Prison but her body was later moved to St. Mary's Church in Amersham, Bucks.
The headstone read Ruth Hornby 1926-1955 but this was destroyed by her son just before he committed suicide.