Where was A. W. Pink Buried?

Discussion in 'General discussions' started by JM, May 21, 2010.

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  1. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    I know it was the Isle of Lewis in Scotland but does anyone know the address of the cemetery?
     
  2. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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.
     
  3. Puritan Scot

    Puritan Scot Puritan Board Freshman

    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
     
  4. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    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!
     
  5. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator Staff Member

    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.
     
  6. JOwen

    JOwen Puritan Board Junior

    I have been to his unmarked grave just outside of Stornoway in 2005. I have also been to his house, once painted pink.
     
  7. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    You couldn't find the grave marker because there ain't none (English teachers take note...).
     
  8. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    How did you find the unmarked grave?
     
  9. Sonny

    Sonny Puritan Board Sophomore

    May ask, why the wanting to know?
     
  10. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    Are you asking me or those who have visited the site already?
     
  11. Sonny

    Sonny Puritan Board Sophomore

    You.
     
  12. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    Probably for the same reasons the others went to see it.
     
  13. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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...
     
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