The English Graves
Or, in this case, mostly Scottish. In fact, much of Britain’s colonial might in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka was manned by the Scots. Their legacy remains not just on their gravestones, but in the names of many tea plantations and farms. Consecrated in 1852, the Anglican Holy Trinity Church was designed in the Gothic style by Capt RJ Nelson of the Royal Engineers, and built by the men of the 15th Yorkshire Regiment of Foot. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip worshipped here in 1954, and Lady Olive Caldecott, wife of Sir Andrew Caldecott, the last Governor of Ceylon, is buried here. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine, as part of my story, The Nuwara Eliya Season in Spring, which ran in the April 2017 issue.