Tissington in Derbyshire is an immaculate and pretty village. With charming stone cottages, a village pond, an avenue of lime trees leading up to the village and a central church it is a lovely place to wander around. Many people visit to see Tissington Hall at the top of the village. This 17th century hall remains as a family home and welcomes visitors at certain times. Tissington is also well known for its wells and its well dressing on ascension day each year when all the village wells are decorated with flowers and many visitors pass through either cycling or walking on the Tissington Trail, 13 miles of old railway line that is now a stunning traffic-free route.
On our summer visit I was exploring the church burial ground looking for the gravestone to the Tissington man who died on the Titanic. Frank Richard Allsop worked on the ship as a saloon steward along with his sister, who was a stewardess. While he lost his life, his sister survived.
While looking around the burial ground I found this lovely bench remembering Constance Anne Emery who died some years ago in 1993. Her bench has a wide open view over the houses of the village and is the best spot to sit and watch village life. Constance Anne Emery is lovingly remembered by her family and / or friends as a woman with a generous spirit and modest needs.