West of Sheffield, on a high ridge between the valleys of the River Loxley and the River Rivelin, there's a little windswept graveyard containing the bones of a local farming family called Shaw. They were Quakers and apparently had numerous acrimonious battles with authorities including tax collectors. I managed to get up there this morning before my Christmas Eve shift at the Oxfam shop. And I took these photos to share with you.
|A doctor - now retired - from Shirley's health centre lives in the farm|
that you can see over the numerous drystone walls.
|The grave of Frances Shaw in Bowshaw Cemetery|
|Field gate to Riggs High Road|
|View over The Griffs to Stopes and Hill Top|
|Across the Loxley Valley. The building on the crest of the hill is called|
Hagenfield House. It was badly damaged by fire in 2010.
Merry Christmas Everybody!