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Neglected grave of famous Dartmouth author

The Dartmouth grave of author Flora Thompson has become so neglected it has reduced one of her fans to tears.
The author, who is famous for Lark Rise to Candleford, her semi-autobiographical trilogy about the English countryside, is buried in the town council’s Longcross Cemetery.
There is also a plaque on the house in Above Town where she used to live.
But her grave is now so neglected it is covered in weeds, complained Dartmouth bookshop volunteer Oriole Newgass.
‘It is overgrown. The hedge has almost fallen in and it has weeds all over it,’ she said.
‘People come here to look at the house where she lived in Above Town and visit her grave.

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