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The Island’s Minister of Culture, Mr Larry Alvarez, together with other colleagues from the local government were present for the ceremony and is pictured above talking to Holy Trinity Churchwarden, Mrs Betty Burgess, and the Priest-in-Charge, Fr Peter Ford OGS.
It is not only the British who were buried here. There are a large number of graves of people from all over the world, signifying what a cross-roads the Canary Islands once were, due to intercontinental shipping lanes. In just a quick inspection I noted graves of missionaries, seamen, entrepreneurs, from Africa, Scandinavia, Asia and America. The cemetery is still in active use today.
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