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Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground

Tonight I attended the Wakefield Historical Society's Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground. It had rained yesterday and some of today so I wasn't even sure the event would happen. It turned out to be warmer and drier than expected this evening.

We started out by the First Congregational Church by the lake and proceeded down to this structure. It was used centuries ago for holding bodies during the wintertime. If the ground was frozen, the graves could not be dug. Consider it a weigh station until Spring. It is covered with moss now but still quite an interesting building.



Even after the wind and rain of the past few days, we still had some pretty foliage to view.

Gravestones and foliage, a perfect pre-Halloween evening.



Some of the stones were from the 1600's.

When darkness arrived, we had to use flashlights to see the faded writing on the gravestones.


The fallen leaves gave the burying ground an eerie effect.

I know this is a terrible photo. This gravestone was under …