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    Default The forgotten dead..


    YOU'VE ALL HEARD OF THIS PLACE AND A POST WENT UP THE OTHER DAY ABOUT IT BUT I HAD TO VIST THIS PLACE FOR MYSELF.
    I FELT VERY SAD WHEN I WAS HERE, THE GRAVES JUST LEFT HIDDEN BY NETTLES, SOME BROKEN AND TOSSED ASIDE. HOW ANYONE CAN DESTORY A GRAVE SITE LIKE THAT IS DISCUSTING.






    THERES LOTS OF GHOST STORYS SURROUNDING THIS PLACE BUT ON THIS VIST THE ONLY SCARE WE HAD WAS LEGUP CLIMBING THE STAIRS. CLAUSTROPHOBIC..

    ALTHO KNOWN AS COLD CHRISTMAS CHURCH, ITS CORRECT NAME IS LITTLE ST. MARY'S. ITS SITUATED IN TUNDRIDGE ALONG COLD CHRISTMAS LANE HENCE COLD CHRISTMAS CHURCH.




    DATING TO 1086 THE CHURCH WAS PRIVATELY BUILT FOR THE FAMILY OF HUGH DE DESMAISNIL, SAID TO HAVE BEEN BUILD NORTH TO SOUTH INSTEAD OF THE EAST TO WEST ALIGNMENT COMMAN FOR MEDIEVIL CHURCHS IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE A SIGN OF THE DEVIL.



    THE CHURCH WAS PULLED DOWN IN 1853 AFTER A NEW CHURCH WAS CONSTRUCTED NEAR BY.

    NOW ONLY THE TOWER AND GRAVEYARD REMAIN.





    STORIES ARE TOLD OF A MAUSOLEUM SOMEWHERE IN THE GRAVEYARD AND MASS GRAVES LIE UNDER WHERE THE OLD CHURCH ONCE STOOD




    MANY OF THE PEOPLE BURIED HERE ARE YOUNG CHILDREN, TAKEN BY THE EXTREME COLD WEATHER DURING THE WINTERS



    AND IT IS HERE THAT A BLACK FIGURE HAS BEEN SEEN WANDERING AMONST THE HEADSTONES




    THE TOWER ORIGINALLY HELD FOUR BELLS, THESE WERE REMOVED AND GIVEN TO A NEW CHURCH AT WADESMILL.







    THIS IS THE DOMAIN OF THE EVIL DEMONIC PRESENCE SAID TO STIKE FEAR INTO ANYONE WHO ENTERS..



    A HIDDEN STAIR TAKES YOU UP TO WHERE THE BELLS ONCE HUNG.








    I FELT SAD IN THIS PLACE AND IT FELT WRONG THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE LIE FORGOTTEN. WHAT EVER GHOSTS HAUNT THIS PLACE THEY WERE ABSENT ON THIS DAY..
    TRUST NOONE:GEEK:

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    I really do love the look of this place and it's so sad that so many people are just forgotten about, only to be visited by the odd photographer and probably vandals and thieves.

    You've taken some great pics and thank you very much for posting them up :)
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    Spooky!great photos.

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    what lovely photos...hope im never forgotten like this...so sad..thanks for posting this one.
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    great write up and lovely pics ,,,echo everyone else about the forgotten ones ,,nice staircase though

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    good to see cold christmas again! :)
    not alot has changed since my visit to be honest, the priests grave still inside the tower?
    nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abel101 View Post
    good to see cold christmas again! :)
    not alot has changed since my visit to be honest, the priests grave still inside the tower?
    nice job.
    theres a number of grave stones in there all smashed and broken. very sad
    TRUST NOONE:GEEK:

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    if I remember correctly the priests gravestone was inside, and either his daughter or wife was smashed just outside the entrance hole.
    You didnt have problems with your cameras or anything? if not your damn lucky, imagine taking pictures battery died, then go outside battery full, back inside you go up the stairs, battery died... same an same again. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by abel101 View Post
    if I remember correctly the priests gravestone was inside, and either his daughter or wife was smashed just outside the entrance hole.
    You didnt have problems with your cameras or anything? if not your damn lucky, imagine taking pictures battery died, then go outside battery full, back inside you go up the stairs, battery died... same an same again. :)
    no didnt have any issues with the battery or the camera, didnt see or hear anything other then the sheep, didnt feel a presence or anything ghostly.
    i just felt sad for the people buried and forgotten.
    TRUST NOONE:GEEK:

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    I was shocked when I walked up towards the tower, as so many of the graves where just left, uncared for and people walking their dogs didnt even blink an eyelide or glance at the place. Its a shame its just left I agree.

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