John Gill

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The daughter of Frederick Chegwidden - with whom John Gill lived in his later years - recalls that John did not approve of flowers laid at graves: in the biography of Wendy Monk, Mrs Florence Rapson recalls that she gave this advice to a naval man who came looking for the grave of John Gill after the Second World War, having been much impressed by a talk he had heard John give in Plymouth when he was in his youth.

So we would suggest that we lay a painted stone here with the Cornish flag or leave a potted plant of lavender to promote the wildlife of this green haven. Alternatively, in recognition of John Gill's concern with poverty created by the Corn Laws, we will make a donation of £5 to the foodbank in Penryn, and clean the headstone of where he rests instead of leaving a tribute.

Peace-activist and printer

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