CFHS code : AL128

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : To the Memory of JAMES REYNOLDS many years driver of the telegraph coach from Cambridge to London d 24th day of March 1868 aged 73

Monument : Ornate Column/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Reynolds grave
Reynolds monument

Monument

A large and unusual headstone made of Ketton stone, a hardwearing oolitic limestone which probably came from Lincolnshire. It has a triangular gabled top with an intricately carved central wreath, with a six-pointed star above and a slate inscription panel below. It would originally have had a finial or cross on top, and the five balls around the top triangular edge, made of polished stone of different colours, would have shone like jewels.

Inscription

‘Memory of James Reynolds
many years driver of the Telegraph Coach
from Cambridge to London
who died the 24th day of March 1868 aged 73 years
“All that live must die,
Passing through Nature to Eternity”. Hamlet’

James Reynolds (d 1868)

James Reynolds, Joe Walton and Jem Pryor
James Reynolds, Joe Walton and Jem Pryor

For many years, James Reynolds drove the telegraph stagecoach from Cambridge to London. He died in 1868, aged 73.
James Reynolds obituary

James Reynolds