Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Agatha Christie

Better go for one of the more famous in my collection and really need no introduction. 

Strange how you can live somewhere and not know such a famous person lived nearby
She lived in Winterbrook in Cholsey near Wallingford in this house which I have walked and driven past many times, every day when I was an apprentice

A blue plaque can be seen by the front door and I've seen many people looking at it

There is a trail to walk which run's from Wallingford to where she is buried at St Marys in Cholsey and it you go looking for the grave it's over in the right hand corner of the churchyard. Rather than tell her life story Wickipedia can do a better job
Cholsey Church


  1. Great post. What an amazing gravestone. I really love the winged heads.

    Beneath Thy Feet

  2. This is a much more feminine looking gravestone than I would have expected for such a woman (not to be insulting, you understand, just my impression of her)

  3. Interesting and great post! Thank you!

  4. So this is what I missed by not stopping by on my way through. Thanks for sharing as I now finally get to see the headstone.

  5. This is so interesting, Bill! I've read and enjoyed many of Christie's mysteries.

  6. Hi Bill,
    marvelous photos of the graveyard and this wonderful stone. Amazing !
    Best, Synnöve

  7. This is fascinating Bill. Great photos! I have been a fan of her books for years. I read that two billion copies of her collective works have been sold and that her Dad was an American stockbroker. Great photos! Thanks for visiting my post on Exeter Cathedral. I wasn't aware of a charge for taking photos and did not see any signs, though we did leave a donation in the box when we left.

  8. Such a lovely house and church.

  9. Wonderful tour. A couple of years ago I set out to read all her books in order. I did it too. I love them.