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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    From what I can gather on the internet it's not a gravemarker, it's suggested that it was intended for the tower of the church but was never added.

    Of couse the Dan Brown/Masonic/Illuminati contingent are all over it but it really seems a bit of a mystery to be honest.
    Thanks fortinian how interesting. So the pyramid is not an actual grave marker. I like the idea of 'rejected' tower/ steeple top being planted in the graveyard.

    Here's one that Hawksmoor managed to get errected - St. George, Bloomsbury, 1716-31. Notice the upside down lion, and companion unicorn. Dan Brown could built a book around this one church, it's so bizarre.


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    Ha,Ha,certainly a strange one!!!

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    Excellent contribution from fortinian, the urban myth comprehensively exploded, I think! Well done indeed.

    The ghost story also mentions that the phantom has the shape of a tall wiry man, whereas the pics of William M show him to be a fat gent and rather an affable-looking fellow. His Diaries on Google books are rather boring and do not indicate any addiction to gambling, though he travels a lot on business and has people around to dinner quite a bit, not to mention the occasional visit to the theatre. Amongst the occasional mentions of cards (page 53 on Google books) he records "I played at cards lost 11/6, a deal too much". Hardly a fortune to a man in his position. It's hard to think of a more unlikely candidate for a deal with the devil!

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    My work has been picked up by MyPlanet Liverpool - a great magazine that I hope you can all get copies of.

    Here is a little preview!

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    Where can we get a copy ?

    ( I've emailed you by the way )

    Thanks, Mart
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    Well done Fortinian, nice to see your work recognised.

    I believe St Andrews church development will be completed some time next years and it will become student accommodation.

    Will the graves and tomb remain in situ, I expect so.
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    Fortinian,

    Really enjoyed the piece mate. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericfaragh View Post
    Excellent contribution from fortinian, the urban myth comprehensively exploded, I think! Well done indeed.

    The ghost story also mentions that the phantom has the shape of a tall wiry man, whereas the pics of William M show him to be a fat gent and rather an affable-looking fellow. His Diaries on Google books are rather boring and do not indicate any addiction to gambling, though he travels a lot on business and has people around to dinner quite a bit, not to mention the occasional visit to the theatre. Amongst the occasional mentions of cards (page 53 on Google books) he records "I played at cards lost 11/6, a deal too much". Hardly a fortune to a man in his position. It's hard to think of a more unlikely candidate for a deal with the devil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I believe St Andrews church development will be completed some time next years and it will become student accommodation.
    Luxury student accommodation with its own graveyard. Different!

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