Florence Nightingale
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gralorn
N 50° 58.917 W 001° 34.191
30U E 600389 N 5648791
Quick Description: Why is Florence Nightingale buried in the churchyard of St Margarets, East Wellow when the whole population of Great Britain felt that she should of had a state funeral and been buried with full honours in Westminster Abbey, after all she was a national heroine much loved by all.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2005 7:49:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM5M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member FloridaCacher
Views: 158

Long Description:
Despite the wishes of the nation, Florence Nightingales relatives declined the offer of burying her in Westminster Abbey. The reason being that Florence wished to be buried very simply, and quietly without any fuss. She wished to be laid to rest with her mother and father in the family grave of St Margarets, Wellow, a parish where she had spent some of her childhood. She wished also that only two people accompanied her coffin to the grave and her pallbearers be the children of six army sergeants from different regiments.Her wish of only two people could not be upheld, although the funeral arrangements were kept private the churchyard and lanes round about were full of men women and children who came to show their respect to such a wonderful person. The Military and Nursing profession both have much to thank her for in steering their progress. This is truely worth a visit if you are in the area. There is also a cache that may be achieved at the same time of your visit 'A Wing and a Prayer' GCH8DC.
First Name: Florence

Last Name: Nightingale

Born: Not listed

Died: Not listed

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