We spend the morning walking the Richmond Hill Trail in Port Elizabeth. We then returned to the guesthouse to relax for a while before going to the St Mary’s Cemetery.
I learned about this old cemetery form the Port Elizabeth Daily Photo Blog. The cemetery was not in a very good condition when we visited. It was dirty with homeless people sleeping between the graves. There are even some “houses” built between the graves with plastic attached to the gravestones. We decided not to go in to deep.
The old graves were neglected and vandalized. It is impossible to read the inscriptions on some of the graves. Some of the graves are from the original 1820 British Settlers. It is sad that such historical graves are neglected and disrespected in this way.