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Discussion in 'General discussions' started by JM, May 21, 2010.
I know it was the Isle of Lewis in Scotland but does anyone know the address of the cemetery?
Well, he (and his wife, who died in 1962) are buried in unmarked graves (at their requests) - although cemetery workers have always kept careful watch over the locations and are willing to show the sites to visitors. Don't know the address, but, at the funeral, the mourners were able to walk from the church (in the town of Stornoway, where Pink died) to the cemetery's burial site, so it must not be far from the town (by this time, 58 years later, the cemetery might even be "in" town as the town has [doubtless] expanded.
Arthur W. Pink is buried in Sandwick cemetry, Stornoway, Isle-of-Lewis, Scotland.
Sandwick cemetery, located just east of the town of Stornoway has two parts, the Old Cemetery (near Lower Sandwick) and the modern part, which stretches between the A866 road to the airport and the seashore. War graves are located in BOTH cemeteries, which are adjoining.
The cemetery is easily accessible by vehicle from the main road (you can drive into the graveyard itself), and there is a good bus service along the same road. On foot, Sandwick cemetery can be approached along the shore from the Battery and Newton areas of Stornoway
Thanks John. I used Google Maps with street view to zoom in but couldn't find the marker. Josh was right, he was buried in the ground!
He was buried in the bargain book section for years and then completely disappeared. Thankfully, Baker Publishing Group and a few others brought him back.
I have been to his unmarked grave just outside of Stornoway in 2005. I have also been to his house, once painted pink.
You couldn't find the grave marker because there ain't none (English teachers take note...).
How did you find the unmarked grave?
May ask, why the wanting to know?
Are you asking me or those who have visited the site already?
Probably for the same reasons the others went to see it.
I've always thought it interesting that, while he was alive, publishers couldn't have cared less about Pink's writings. But his body was barely cold when Baker and others began gathering his magazine articles into books (Baker published the large volume on Hebrews in 1954, just two years after Pink's death) - mostly because Pink (allegedly) didn't bother to copyright anything he wrote.
Not that I'm cynical, or anything like that...heh...