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W.S.Gilbert died on 29th May 1911 whilst trying to rescue a young lady from the lake in his garden at Grims Dyke.

This part is now  a bog garden.

There are posts surrounding the lake and on one of these is a memorial plaque.

Here you see the notice - along with Andrew Whittaker, Director of Grims Dyke Opera. Also each year on the anniversary of his death, Paul Follows, Director of Grims Dyke hotel places a wreath of rhododendrons from the gardens on Gilberts grave at Stanmore church.

The notice is seen here more clearly.

My thanks to Patrick Dawson for taking these photographs.