Friday, April 30, 2010

Tales from the Crypt!

For those of you who have visited the Hamilton Cemetery and wondered what it was like inside a a crypt - I can tell you. The answer is deep, dark, dank and a little creepy. I was fortunate (some would disagree) to be able to go down into the Colonel Robert Land crypt two weeks ago. The Hamilton Chapter of the United Empire Loyalists were unveiling a plaque denoting Robert Land's crypt as a Loyalist burial site.

John Land, a descendent of Robert Land, was on hand to share with the audience a brief history of his ancestor's life. And what a life it was - Robert Land can be described as the first white settler in Hamilton, a loyalist spy, prisoner, pioneer and explorer. To learn more about Robert Land click here. I also highly recommend Robin McKee's tours of the Hamilton Cemetery.