Cemeteries are fascinating places. Full of history (obviously) and they make you think about life and wonder about the people buried there. Walking through the old cemetery at Goodshaw Fold in Crawshawbooth (near Rawtenstall, Lancashire) you see the old-fashioned names like Emmanuel, Nancy, Nora, Alice, and Fanny.
Near the church door there was a headstone in memory of an excise officer, Ferrow Marshall, who had died in 1820 at the age of 31. He was from up near the Scottish border originally and you wonder what brought him to Lancashire as a tax collector