Wednesday 31 August 2011

Inklings graves


From my recent 'pilgrimage' to Inklings sites in Oxford

JRR Tolkien:

Jack and Warnie Lewis:

Charles Williams:

Hugo Dyson:


The Crow said...

Oh how I miss that Green and Pleasant Land.
Well: the Green and Pleasant bits, anyway.

a Finn said...

May they be blessed by God.


I often walk to this church (Helsingin pitäjän kirkko) and it's park like graveyard:

In the new chapel:$file/Pyh%C3%A4,%20siunauskappeli.jpg

In this nice old summer cafe near the church I drink coffee:

A park near the church:

Chris said...

Is Tolkien buried with his wife? What about Joy Gresham?

In 1994, I made my pilgrmage to Oxford and saw the Eagle and Child, etc.

Best, I visited the Kilns. Only one caretaker was there, and I helped him for an afternoon in the garden, which was in a state of disrepair at the time.

How many can say they gardened at the Kilns? Ah, fine memories...

Bruce Charlton said...

@Chris - yes, Tolkien is buried with his wife (Beren and Luthien, it says on the grave stone) - But Jack Lewis with his brother, and I don't know where Joy is buried.

I visited the Kilns too, which was memorable - also very neat nowadays, thanks to people like yourself!