I wasn't going to upload anything from my visit to Wolvercote, but as I uploaded Rossetti's grave picture, I can't really not upload a shot of Tolkien's grave. Well, Tolkien and his wife, Edith. It's a beautiful grave.
The cemetery is quite an unusual one. Its multi-sectarian - there's a Catholic section, Protestant section and Jewish section. A few more too. I think there must be an Orthodox one, because there was a burial going on while I was there, and I'm fairly sure it was Orthodox of some description. The priest in charge was singing / chanting so beautifully.
John is there too, Tolkien's eldest son. I'm wondering where Michael is, if he's buried there, its nowhere nearly his father, mother and brother. Anyone know?
Tolkien's grave is beautifully tended, with 2 lavender (I think) bushes at the end, and also 2 roses and another shrub planted along it. Near the headstone is room for flowers, and there were *lots* of flowers there. I left some pink carnations.
There were so many other beautiful gravestones and memorials in the cemetery too. Some gorgeous Art Nouveau flowers, some gorgeous knotwork. Pics will appear on
in the next few days.