Friday 12 October was the 103rd anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell. Edith was executed during the First World War for helping allied soldiers escape German-occupied Belgium. She is rightly seen as a heroine who sacrificed herself for the greater good of her country. You can read my anniversary post about her here.
Edith’s body was repatriated after the war and buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk, England.
Quite out of my control, work sent me to Norwich this week! This meant a trip to the to visit Edith’s grave and to explore the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.
Edith’s grave was prominently re-sited and re-dedicated in May 2016 after a 2014 grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to restore the site in the build-up to the 100th anniversary of her death in 2015.
Just outside of the cathedral grounds . . .
Photos author’s own