Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scottish Cemetery for Halloween

Seeing that today is Halloween I wanted to post a scary or Halloween type photo but alas, I haven't done any pictures like that lately.  Clearly I need to spend some time doing some creative shots again.  I do have a picture of old grave stones in the historic Scottish Cemetery in St Georges Park though so it will have to do.
St Mary's Cemetery used to be the only cemetery in Port Elizabeth in the 1820s, but an influx of people to the town started to put strain on the little grave yard next.  In the 1830s and 1840s small pieces of land was then given to the various Christian churches on the outskirts of town.  One such piece of land was given to the Church of Scotland in 1854 on the western edge of town in part of what is today St Georges Park.  The cemetery holds the graves of a number of prominent


  1. What ornate headstones in this cemetery. Great piece of history too. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Jo, East Africa

  2. This is a really interesting shot...and its surprising to me that halloween is celebrated in other parts of the world

    1. Halloween has always been very low key here in South Africa and only lately has picked up in popularity. Although more in Cape Town and Jozi than down here.