11 August 2016

Derek Jarman's grave, Old Romney, Kent

Just a simple signature without his dates. Derek Jarman (1942–94) was a film director, gardener (a post on Prospect Cottage to follow soon) and author. Although an atheist, he is buried in the churchyard of St Clement:

Jarman lies to the north-west of St Clement.

A view towards the chancel from the eighteenth century minstrels' gallery seats, which doesn't show the box pews painted pink: this was done for the film version of Russell Thorndike's book Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh (1916), which was cinematised in 1963. I don't remember the interpretation paddle being this specific about the colour though, only that it wasn't out of keeping with the originals!

And a glimpse of pink pews.

My other Derek Jarman post:

Derek Jarman's garden

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