The British Cemetery in very accessible in Funchal town centre and should be on every tourist's itinerary if they have any interest in history. Over ten different nationalities are represented in the two sections of the cemetery as Funchal was a key node in global trade networks.
As a hyperlocal heritage project we find it easy to spot top quality hyperlocal journalism - our friends in Kilcullen gave us a write-up in their blog, as well as in the Kildare Nationalist. Des Travers led the way in historic graveyard recording in Kilcullen and it has been a pleasure to work with Des on their project. We have some high precision GPS tracks from Des' work and we will combine them with the historic memorial photographs previously recorded.
'On the other hand, they are relics of real people. We should treat them with respect – because we are human, and they are physical links with humans. '
Some interesting thoughts by Mike Pitts on the current debate in the UK about the reburial of human skeletal remains assemblages.