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Photographer: © Sue Bristo (Gallery)(21st June 2009)
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The British Giant

(This ones for you Mike !!)... The grave of Frederick John Kempster (Blackburn's Giant) he died on April 5th 1918, he died of pneumonia in Queen's Park Hospital where he had required three beds pushed together. He was born in London, but came to Blackburn as a fairground attraction. He was 8’4½” tall and weighed 27 stones, his coffin was over 9 feet long, it took 14 men to lower it into the grave.

A picture of: Blackburn, Lancashire ( More pictures of Blackburn by Sue Bristo )

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Buildings & Structures, Cemeteries, Lancashire

Canon Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL Focal length: 25 mm, Aperture: f 9, ISO: 400 Exposure time: 1/160 sec
Date/Time Creation: June 18, 2009, 7:58 pm

ImageID:1092555, Image size: 3456 x 2304 pixels

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Comment by Sue H(21st June 2009)

Fascinating!

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Comment by lancashirelove(25th June 2009)

Thanks for going out of your way to get this interesting shot Sue, as I said my grandfather is buried quite close to this grave

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Comment by Gillian Williams(29th August 2009)

I was delighted to find this, Sue. It's of special interest to me as Frederick Kempster was my great great uncle, and I remember well the tales my grandmother used to tell me about him, such as how big his ring was. I'll have to try to make it up from Hertfordshire one day to visit in person. It's reassuring to see the grave is being cared for. Many thanks.

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Comment by Sue Bristo (Photo owner)(29th August 2009)

I so glad that the my picture and information relating to Frederick has been of interest to you Gillian and great for me to know that you are actually a relation of his isn't it a small world !! ... thanks for your comments.

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