November 12 from 2016 - 01: 00
no longer buried bodies, but legend has it that the souls of those who rested there still milling around in the undergrowth. There rested the small Reginald Rankin, only one year old; Also Harriet Wallace. And so to have 14 people buried in this corner facing the Mediterranean. we talk about British Cemetery, In the Marineta Beach Cassiana Denia, or at least his memory, because currently there are no tombstones buried there in good condition or bodies.
Quite the contrary. The weed has engulfed this small part of the history of Dénia many unknown and whose visit is difficult to access. The remains of the tombstones, broken and eroded by time, neglect shown by the institutions Dianense this piece of memory that goes back to 1856. That is the date of the first recorded burial there. From then until 1918, known as British Cemetery It housed the remains of Britons killed in Dénia and could not be buried in the municipal cemetery for not being Catholic.
But as we say, no more bodies. Degradation of facilities and theft gates that protected forced the relatives of those who rested there to repatriate their bodies to Britain to avoid desecration. Since this haven of souls has suffered constant degradation, letting nature take its course and merge with the stones that were gravestones in the day.
Among his remains sovereign highlights the central monolith erected by the Rankin family in memory of his little Reginald, who died 6 1865 December. There you can also read a little gem of world literature: a text of the American poet John Dos Passos of 1922, Fine How To Die In Dénia (What good to die in Dénia), which speaks of the wonders surrounding the city. The plate was placed anonymously in the early twentieth century and today has become more valuable than what is in the historic cemetery.
Despite what counts the legend, British Cemetery It has nothing to do with the sinking of the frigate the Guadalupe in 1799, since its construction is later (1856). It is therefore not possible at night to hear the songs of the sailors who lost their lives because they were not buried there.
The reality is that the cemetery is still privately owned and, for the moment, there are no plans for him beyond the constant degradation suffered by the passage of time between its stones. What it is, and will always be a corner in which to remember a part of the history of Dénia should not be forgotten and to go to be in tune with the souls who lived and the stories behind them.