When Dutch army colonel J.W.C. van Gorkum died in 1880, he was laid to rest in a Protestant cemetery. His wife, Lady J.C.P.H. van Aefferden, knew that her Catholic faith destined her for a separate cemetery. So she contrived a solution: Before her death in 1888, she requested the burial plot abutting the colonel’s and asked that the tombstones “join hands” over the wall — so that the two of them could hold hands through eternity.
Visitors to a south Wales beach have been left baffled by the installation of railings around a seafront bench. The new safety rail is meant to prevent people sitting on the bench on the coastal path between Pink Bay and Rest Bay in Porthcawl.