John Hollins from Stroud in Gloucestershire had an argument with a former friend who announced publicly that he hope to live long enough to see Hollins ‘safe underground’. Hollins did indeed die first, but to thwart his adversary, he left instructions that he should not be buried underground but that his coffin should be left on the surface and covered with a pile of stones. The grave and tiered pile of stones can still be seen in St Lawrence’s churchyard at Stroud.
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Photo taken in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
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