Piershill Cemetery

Lafayette's Gravestone

'The Great Lafayette'

'The Great Lafayette', Master Illusionist, died in a fire when a lamp fell amongst the scenery while he was performing  in front of an audience of 3,000 at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh on May 9, 1911.

His cross-bred terrier, Beauty, had died four days earlier.  Both were buried together in Piershill Cemetery.

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Lafayette's Gravestone

At the top of a small mound near the entrance to Piershill Cemetery

 Lafayette's Gravestone on a small mound near the entrance to  Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                              Photo taken August 13, 2010

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Gravestones

Lafayette (the tall stone in the centre background) and 'All Our Babies' (lower right)

There is also a gravestone to 'All Our Babies' near the entrance to Eastern Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Lafayette's Gravestone and a gravestone to 'All Our Babies' near the entrance to Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk   Photo taken Aug 13, 2010

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Gravestones to Lafayette

surrounded by a circle of other gravestones

Lafayette's Gravestone at Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh, surrounded by a circle of other gravestones

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk   Photo taken Aug 13, 2010

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Lafayette's Gravestone on a small mound near the entrance to  Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh       Lafayette's Gravestone and a gravestone to 'All Our Babies' near the entrance to Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

Lafayette's Gravestone at Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh, surrounded by a circle of other gravestones 

 

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