Interesting find while exploring Brough churchyard

Henry AllisonGraveyards are always interesting places to explore, whether or not you are looking for your ancestors.It’s not just the older stones that are of interest either.

Today, my husband and I were out exploring the churchyard at Brough in Cumbria, when we came across this stone for Formula One driver Henry Clifford (Cliff) Allison.

Cliff was the son of Frank and Sarah Allison and the family ran a garage in Brough for many years. After his career finished Cliff continued to run the family garage for many years, laterĀ  moving into the coach hire business. Frank Allision Coach HireĀ  aka Grand Prix Coaches trades in Brough to this very day.

More about his Formula One career and the family can be found at the following sites:

http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/drv-allcli.html

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/apr/20/guardianobituaries.formulaone

http://www.grandprixservices.co.uk/history.html