SHARPE'S GRAVE, Keighley, West Yorkshire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on November 21, 2011

"Sharpe's Grave" is in Utley Cemetery, Skipton Road, Keighley.

Roy Pledger on January 2, 2012

A gravestone in Utley Cemetery at Keighley in West Yorkshire tells us that it is in memory of :

‘Christopher Ingham landlord of the Reservoir Tavern, Keighley, who died September 1866 in the 80th year of his age. He was one of the heroes of the Peninsular War having served in the 95th Regiment of Foot for which he received the silver medal with clasps for the engagements at Toulouse etc. He also received the Wellington Medal for Waterloo dated June 15th 1915.

Known as Sharpe’s Grave, because it is thought that Bernard Cornwell used Ingham’s life as the basis for his ‘Sharpe’ novels. The Reservoir Tavern still exists in West Lane.

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