Gallery 1aMore random picturesYou can tell so much by looking at headstones - every one of them tells a story. Not only the family name, gender and age of the person buried there - but by considering the size of headstone, what its made of, the type of lettering, the symbols etched or molded into the headstone you can get a clearer picture of who that person was. Perhaps the wording will indicate their position in the community, or if they were from a wealthy family or not, whether they were a member of a masonic lodge or battalion or brigade…and so much more.Some frequently used symbols include: a bird is a symbol of peace, a circle is an ancient symbol of eternity, clasped hands indicates a parting or farewell as well as unity in life and death, the heart is a symbol of life, love or immortality.We will add pictures of interesting headstones or memorial stones here alongside pictures of nature and ‘Friends’ helping to care for the cemetery.
The ‘Friends’ are a volunteer group formed to protect, preserve and promote interest in this lovely old Victorian cemetery.
Richard getting serious with loppers
Helen and Carole getting stuck in
Giles, we can see you
Sue working hard, but still smiling
the troublesome trio
that tree stump looks kinda weird
Big smile from Cath
Its not camouflage Cath, we can still see you
yes Richard, its another huge bush and Tom does a war dance