海德公园秘密宠物公墓

 海德公园秘密宠物公墓

Paul King

这座保存完好的小墓园于1881年意外开放,隐藏在首都最著名的皇家公园之一,让人对维多利亚时代的伦敦有了感性的认识。

首先是马耳他猎犬Cherry,它因年老体弱而屈服。 Cherry属于J.Lewis Barned夫妇的孩子,他们经常去海德公园,与看门人Winbridge先生交好,后者向他们出售姜汁啤酒和棒棒糖。 Cherry去世后,他们找到Winbridge先生,询问他们是否可以将Cherry安葬在维多利亚小屋的后花园--它喜欢的地方。许可证得到了批准,今天,一块小小的墓碑仍然矗立着,上面刻着 "可怜的樱桃,1881年4月28日去世"。

这个想法很快就被接受了,当剑桥公爵所拥有的约克郡梗犬 "王子 "下一次被埋葬时(在遭遇马车车轮下的不幸后),海德公园成为了 伦敦富人埋葬他们心爱同伴的地方。

似乎不可能不被大部分大理石墓碑所触动:"亲爱的小恶魔--爱与被爱"、"唉!可怜的佐伊 "和 "亲爱的多莉--我的阳光、我的安慰、我的快乐",都牵动着人们的心弦。 然后是托普,海德公园警察局的猎狐犬,"不具备个人清洁的本能",正如E. A. 布莱利-霍奇茨在他1893年为《斯特兰德》写的文章中所言但托普最大的罪过是贪吃。 正是由于暴饮暴食,他的健康状况下降,在怜悯中被警棍打下了凡间。

温布里奇先生通常会举行埋葬仪式,但很少有主人在场,他们大多 "因悲伤过度而无法面对这最后的残酷离别"。 在1892年的一个凄惨的例子中,一位失去亲人的佩特雷勋爵将他的狗送去埋葬,并承诺在第二天早上出席仪式。 不幸的是,勋爵无法承受这一损失,并于当天去世。晚上。

但并不是所有的伦敦人都屈服于感性;某个乔治-奥威尔将公墓描述为 "也许是英国最可怕的景象"。

绕着拥挤的墓碑走一圈,你会发现一些今天已经被认可的名字,特别是Spot、Muffin和Ruby。 其他一些不太可能被使用的名字:Bogie、Smut和Fattie引人注意,而可怜的Scum则躺在一个没有标记的坟墓里。 再走一步,你会发现一只猫的名字无法重复--墓地里还有三只小猴子和几只鸟,而另一块墓碑上的字迹也很诱人的悲剧性叙述,"纪念弗里茨和巴鲁--被一个残酷的瑞士人毒死"。

到1903年公墓正式关闭时,300个坟墓点缀在小屋的后花园里。

See_also: 纳尔逊勋爵上将

出发前了解

See_also: 圣法根斯之战

海德公园的宠物墓地不对公众开放,但可以联系皇家公园安排一小时的特别参观。 每次参观可容纳6人,费用为60英镑(包括增值税)。 另外,如果你沿着贝斯沃特路向西走,经过维多利亚小屋,透过铁栏杆,你可以瞥见一幕。

安德鲁在旅游行业的第一份工作是在朋克出版社担任研究员、作家和摄影师,编写广受欢迎的《酷爱露营》系列,该系列现在是英国最畅销的露营指南。 从那时起,安德鲁以全职旅游记者为生,他的作品出现在一些受人尊敬的出版物上,包括《电讯报》、《星期日泰晤士报》、Bradt旅游指南和安德鲁以伦敦为基地,也写情景喜剧,并为讽刺性的BBC电台4号额外节目 "Newsjack "撰稿。

Paul King

Paul King is a passionate historian and avid explorer who has dedicated his life to uncovering the captivating history and rich cultural heritage of Britain. Born and raised in the majestic countryside of Yorkshire, Paul developed a deep appreciation for the stories and secrets buried within the ancient landscapes and historic landmarks that dot the nation. With a degree in Archaeology and History from the renowned University of Oxford, Paul has spent years delving into archives, excavating archaeological sites, and embarking on adventurous journeys across Britain.Paul's love for history and heritage is palpable in his vivid and compelling writing style. His ability to transport readers back in time, immersing them in the fascinating tapestry of Britain's past, has earned him a respected reputation as a distinguished historian and storyteller. Through his captivating blog, Paul invites readers to join him on a virtual exploration of Britain's historical treasures, sharing well-researched insights, captivating anecdotes, and lesser-known facts.With a firm belief that understanding the past is key to shaping our future, Paul's blog serves as a comprehensive guide, presenting readers with a wide range of historical topics: from the enigmatic ancient stone circles of Avebury to the magnificent castles and palaces that once housed kings and queens. Whether you are a seasonedhistory enthusiast or someone seeking an introduction to the enthralling heritage of Britain, Paul's blog is a go-to resource.As a seasoned traveler, Paul's blog is not limited to the dusty volumes of the past. With a keen eye for adventure, he frequently embarks on on-site explorations, documenting his experiences and discoveries through stunning photographs and engaging narratives. From the rugged highlands of Scotland to the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, Paul takes readers along on his expeditions, unearthing hidden gems and sharing personal encounters with local traditions and customs.Paul's dedication to promoting and preserving the heritage of Britain extends beyond his blog as well. He actively participates in conservation initiatives, helping to restore historical sites and educate local communities about the importance of preserving their cultural legacy. Through his work, Paul strives not only to educate and entertain but also to inspire a greater appreciation for the rich tapestry of heritage that exists all around us.Join Paul on his captivating journey through time as he guides you to unlock the secrets of Britain's past and discover the stories that shaped a nation.