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
Lat Lon : 52.203738, 0.137946 – click here for location
In the parish area of St Andrew the Less, is this 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.
‘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 (1795-1868)
For many years, James Reynolds drove the telegraph stagecoach from Cambridge to London. He died in 1868, aged 73.
James Reynolds obituary