Day One Hundred Sixty Seven

Day 167  

It might look like an unassuming graveyard. But this is a cemetery that will probably get an extra influx of visitors this year, with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The grave closest in view is that of Jack Dawson, the passenger portrayed and made famous by Leo Di Caprio in the James Cameron blockbuster. You remember the one...it was imaginatively called 'Titanic'. 

 A lot of the Titanic victims were fished from the sea by passing boats and returned home. Jack Dawson was a native of Wisconsin, but for reasons never really explained, his body ended up being transported back to England rather than the US. And he ended up here, in this green little corner of the English countryside. It is rumoured that Leo himself will be visiting later in April.

Gary Denness

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