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Iain MacFarlaine (#46514200)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 20 days
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I am a North Londoner of Irish Protestant and Anglo-Indian (or, to be more accurate, Hiberno-Caledonian-Anglo-Dutch-Huguenot-Indian) parentage. I was trained as a mathematician but, at the moment, am working only part-time. I have travelled a lot; not only around the British Isles, but also throughout: Europe; Africa; America (North only; I have yet to cross the Rio Grande, never mind the Panama Canal, although I have been to the States quite a few times and once ventured across the Forty-Ninth Parallel for a month, and should like to go back to Canada again, sometime); Asia; and Australia. Unfortunately, most of those voyages were undertaken before the invention of the digital camera, so I can't show you too many of the graves I saw when I was abroad. When I am not travelling or working, or painting or acting, I am learning to play the piano and various woodwind instruments. I try to keep my body fit with cycling and swimming and karate, as well as by never drinking alcohol or coffee, or smoking, or eating flesh, or fowl, or fish, and I try to keep my mind fit with chess and crosswords and reading.

Please note; I am forever running around this world (as Jefferson Airplane once sang), and seldom check the computer when I am on my wanderings; but, if you write to me, I shall make sure that I answer on my return.
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Mary Frances
RE: Baha'i in New Southgate
Yes, I'll wait til springtime for more photos if and when you're able to return to New Southgate. Best wishes for a safe journey to you.
Added by Mary Frances on Oct 19, 2016 7:42 AM
Mary Frances
RE: Bahai in New Southgate
Yes, I just saw the photos and changed the spelling of Gholam's names and his birthdate. Thanks again for your work. If you happened to photograph other Baha'i graves there (with the symbol like on Pamela's grave or a 9 pointed star), could you please let me know. Thanks again for your work.
Added by Mary Frances on Oct 19, 2016 6:47 AM
Mary Frances
Pamela Derozhinsky & Gholam Obbadi
Dear Iain,
Thank you for taking the time to photograph the graves of Pamela & Gholam at New Southgate cemetery. I appreciate your effort.
Mary Frances
Added by Mary Frances on Oct 19, 2016 6:41 AM
David Blakely
I notice your memorial to Blakely . I feel it is remarkably constrained considering the vile nature of this 'man' and I agree with your closing sentiment.He wasn't worth it, in fact he wasn't worth the effort taken to conceive him . Find a Grave has made it impossible to leave a tribute to Ruth yet this skunk has the benefit of a biographer. Out of respect for her I feel it would be a nice gesture if you deleted the whole site , tributes included. This man together with the England of his day should be placed in a basket and dropped into the deepest part of the ocean never to be seen or heard of again.You can contact me at imply no criticism of you you understand.
Added by Ticker on Oct 12, 2016 5:26 PM
Patricia Hargreaves
RE: Private Leonard William Darwood
Dear Iain

I visited Lincolnshire just once, in 1983. We did a tour of the churches/churchyards where my ancestors attended and are interred. What an experience that was for me! I was staying in Torquay at the time. When I returned in 1984, stayed in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

I haven't been to Norfolk unfortunately.

I will send an email to your own email address and give you a list. There are also ones I am wanting in South Africa (Grahamstown) and Australia (Victoria & Queensland).

I take it you were not a fan of Thatcher. The woman certainly was politically ruthless.

You must lead such an interesting life.

Kind regards
Added by Patricia Hargreaves on Oct 02, 2016 7:06 PM
Patricia Hargreaves
RE: Private Leonard William Darwood
Dear Iain
I have the spelling of your name right this time - typical me to get it wrong.

Thanks so much for your kind offer. There are photos of graves that I am wanting in the mother country. Do you go anywhere near Norfolk and Lincolnshire? If you do, will get back to you.

I signed a petition, asking Ancestry to give us a choice to either stay with Classic or switch to their new-look. There were thousands of their members who signed it, but they chose to ignore us. They lost many of their subscribers because of it. I cancelled my sub the day they switched me over.

To get started on your family history, Ancestry could be a help re their many world-wide records.
But just remember, you will have no control of your family tree and Ancestry can change it at will. They are not to be trusted.

Well enough of my rantings.

Kind regards
Added by Patricia Hargreaves on Sep 20, 2016 7:58 PM
Aurorae Little♥UE
RE: Mr. Bowie, Senior
G'day Iain: World traveler you sound! Awesome Find A Grave is for connecting people and gathering facts as every little bit does count. States cremation, it's always tough to sometimes find the answers, but I keep digging, amazing what you find, so perhaps one day we can update mother & son of the Bowie clan!
Great work, keep up the adventures and memories, so glad to consider you in this wonderful circle of life to honour our pasts!
Added by Aurorae Little♥UE on Sep 20, 2016 2:23 PM
Joseph Izzio
photo for Louis Izzio
Dear Iain,
I am writing for my husband, Joseph Izzio. We would like to thank you very much for sending the photos of the graveside plaques of Joe's father, Louis Izzio, who was killed in Kohima.

It is impossible for us to contemplate ever going to Kohima so we are thrilled to have the photo of his grave plaque and the Royal Berkshire plaque. We will shortly be adding some photos and documents to his memorial site, such as marriage cert., photos of Louis in his uniform and with his wife. We have none of him with my husband Joe, so I'll post one of our family too, along with Louis' grandchildren and great grandchildren. They are all wonderful people and Louis would be so proud to know that he was the start of a family of kind, good looking and productive citizens of Canada.
Barbara Izzio
Added by Joseph Izzio on Sep 20, 2016 8:19 AM
Patricia Hargreaves
Private Leonard William Darwood
Hi Ian
Thank you very much for getting the photos of his headstone for me. It's very much appreciated.
Kind regards
Added by Patricia Hargreaves on Sep 18, 2016 7:52 PM
Nevada Bob
Simon Heaps Lumsden
Thank you so much for Simon's grave photos in the Kohima War Cemetery in India. Due to the location I have had a open request for years with little hope it would be fulfilled. My wife and With much appreciation
Added by Nevada Bob on Sep 18, 2016 11:12 AM
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