Monday, 20 July 2009

The grave of Field Marshall Sir John Michel GCB

This is the poshest grave I have seen in Dorset and its part of a group of posh graves in Dewlish churchyard. Sir John was mentioned in an earlier entry as the man who looted and burned the summer palace in Peking and carted the loot back to Dewlish House. We honour our dead heros in Britain.

I first visited the church on a Sunday and there was a service going on so I came back the next day and it was locked. So far its the only church in Dorset that I have found locked. Perhaps there's some Chinese loot inside.