Scottish Cemetery of Kolkata

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WilmaM
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Scottish Cemetery of Kolkata

Post by WilmaM » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:51 am

There was an article on the BBC News website yesterday about the Scottish Cemetery of Kolkata in Calcutta.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7710435.stm

A team from the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and a cemetery expert from Highland Council are going out to survey the graveyard and plan to restore it nd the gravestones in it.
The team leave for India on 8 November and photography and survey information from the visit will be made available to the public online at www.rcahms.gov.uk.
Could be a valuable excercise if they put the names of those buried on-line.

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Post by SarahND » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:38 am

Great news, Wilma!
As you say, it would be very helpful if they put the names online. I have a distant relative or two who might be there...
All the best,
Sarah

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Post by AnneM » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:31 pm

Wow. Fingers crossed that they buried my great great grandfather who died there in 1856 in that graveyard and did not just pitch him over the side of the ship!!

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