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upper largo church, fife
« on: Friday 07 August 20 19:26 BST (UK) »
Hello fellow family historians, i need your help... last year on 10th august, the church wall around upper largo church collapsed, exposing old graves, bones fell onto the street, the street has been closed for a year.as is the church yard. the bones were boxed up and put in the church, where they still are today, its a distressing, disgusting situation, they are still there, no work has been done to repair the wall, all parties are blaming each other, fife council, scottish heritage and the church. my ancestors have been buried there for centuries, this is no way to treat the dead, the parties concerned should be ashamed of themselves, the minister is the Rev Gavin Boswell his email is gboswell[at]churchofscotland.org.uk

please please email him. lets try and get this situation closed... no doubt Covid will be used as an excuse, this wont wash , this happened 8 months before covid.

i hope you will help... i am so frustrated at the lack of action.

Colin

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/955550/human-remains-moved-into-fife-church-after-graveyard-wall-collapse/

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Re: upper largo church, fife
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 August 20 11:03 BST (UK) »
Hello Colin

Bit of a tricky situation here isn't it.  May I make a couple of suggestions?

Have you considered getting in touch with the area Dean or Bishop that covers your church?

The other route, although you would have to be careful what you say, is to contact the local paper and ask if they could run an article about the problem with the wall etc.  You don't want to sound too aggressive about this.  I appreciate that it would be hard to do as no doubt this situation has annoyed you considerably.

Something along the lines of - the wall collapsed a year ago and to date nothing appears to have been done to repair it and rebury the bones that fell out.  Is there some reason why the church is still waiting for some action?

This is what would be called doing an Agag, walking delicately on eggshells  ::)  Are there any other residents/churchgoers who feel the same as you?  Do you think a petition to get the wall seen to would help? 

I hope that what I have said is of some help to you and accepted in the spirit in which it is given.



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Re: upper largo church, fife
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 August 20 15:28 BST (UK) »
Hello
Thank you for your message, i have contacted the Church Of Scotland... no reply yet, but due to current goings on, you never know if anyone is there to answer your emails.
i have also been in touch with my local paper, as they ran a story about the collapse at the time, we will see if anyone gets back to me.

I am surprised the locals who live around the church are not doing more, its been inconvenient for them accessing their homes, for the last year, and having to wheel their bins down to a road accessible to the bin lorry, there again a lot of East Neuk houses are second/ holiday homes.

frankly if i was living there i would be pestering the local authority to get their finger out and do something.

 A petition might help, one of the reasons for posting this in the first place was to get it brought to notice, a year to rebuild a wall its ridiculous.

thank you for the message. i am glad people are reading it.