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Video & Photos: Finding the grave of Great Uncle David Cochrane in Delphi – Part 2

Tom Winnifrith Friday 11 April 2014

 

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My thanks to the officials in the Town Halls at Delphi and at Desfina today – both have gone out of the way to help me find out more about the death of my Great Uncle David Cochrane here in 1931.

There will be no grave to be found, of that I am now certain. But having a Mountain named after you is a pretty spectacular headstone. Today I stood on the spot from where he fell. And I learned of the last days of his life.

I relay that in the video below with pictures of my day also attached. The warmth and generosity of the Greeks in 1931/2 is matched by the warmth of the people of Delphi and Desfina today. I am keeping a bar owner up late sending this video back to London. But he says it is no problem. “It is an honour to meet a relative of Cochrane… a great man.” I am not sure that David was a great man but his name opens all sorts of doors for me here.

I reflect on some folks back in England in 1932 not with any great warmth.






The Cochrane Trail



The daisies that surround the top of Cochrane Mountain



The view of snow-capped Mount Parnassus from where David Fell



The view of Delphi from where David fell



Ilyas on the rock from where David fell



The drop



The drop again



The drop once more



The Cochrane Observatory

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