So why did Sue (our indefatigable researcher) think that finding a locked churchyard was important?
GFHS have indexed many memorials and the data is at the Centre, available for our members to purchase . Our members may locate their ancestor’s memorial using our indexes and transcriptions. Knowing that the ancestors grave is located in a certain churchyard and is -grave number 6 in row 12- for example northwest of the lynch gate, and off they go to take a photo. Oops! the gate is locked.
Moral of the story don’t go an a distance without finding out if the graveyard has open access.
The full story of what Sue was after is interesting as well. More on that later.