Monday, 5 August 2013

Scrooge's ... memorial

Real grave...fictional person! 
I came across this gravestone in St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury - and was a little surprised.  Well, a lot surprised actually (!), as Ebenezer Scrooge is, as we know, a fictional character from Dickens' story A Christmas Carol.

The stone is real enough though; it's not made of paste...

It turns out that the movie of A Christmas Carol was partly filmed here, so the set-designers simply flipped an old grave in the churchyard, inscribed the name of Scrooge, and ... there you are. 
It seems like they never flipped it back as the 'grave' brought so many curiosity-seekers.

By the way, I know that Shrewsbury is not in Staffordshire (though it is in the next county), but I felt I wanted to include this photo, because I have also taken a photo of the 'grave' of yet another Dickens character, Little Nell. (See that photo in this post). 

This post was featured on the Cemetery Sunday website


  1. I think there is more than a few peole around that could be called that so the name would be real enough, wonder whos it was on the otherside.

  2. What a fascinating story. I wonder who the stone originally belonged to.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday