John Harrison, St John’s Churchyard, Hampstead

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© 1992 A. Slack

Longitude

Having photographed Kay Kendall’s headstone in St John’s Hampstead, I was wandering through the chuchyard when I came across this fascinating inscription on the side of a sarcophagus. I had never heard of John Harrison but I found the inscription so interesting that I took a photograph anyway.

Four years later, in 1996, I was watching the Christmas episode of “Only Fools and Horses”, when Del-boy finally becomes a millionaire having discovered an old watch in his garage which turns out to have been made by none other than… John Harrison!

A couple of years later the book “Longitude” was published and later made into a television drama.

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Cecil Day-Lewis, St Michael’s Church, Stinsford, Dorset

Cecil Day-Lewis
© 2001 A. Slack

Claude Monet, Giverney, France

Claude Monet
© 2005 A. Slack

David Niven, Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland

David Niven
© 1992 A. Slack

Wilkie Collins, Kensal Green Cemetary, London

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© 1991 A. Slack

Isadora Duncan, Pere Lachaise, Paris

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© 1993 A. Slack

Thomas Crapper, Beckenham Cemetary, Kent

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© 1991 A. Slack