Whilst on my travels yesterday morning i stopped off at Vaynor church and graveyard. This site is an important place in Local History. Below is an extract from Alan and Georges old Merthyr Tydfil Website about Vaynor church and the importance of one of its occupants.
One of the most remarkable memorials in Vaynor Churchyard is the grave of Robert Thompson Crawshay, known as the ‘Iron King’. It is a slab of stone of immense size said to weigh 10 tons. He famously had the inscription ‘God forgive me’ on his grave. This has been interpreted as meaning that he was sorry for his actions ( closing the Cyfarthfa Works and making hundreds of his workforce destitute and possibly also the way he behaved towards his own family ), however, these words were a very common inscription on Victorian tombstones.
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