Thursday, 21 April 2011

Angelic Support

Some months ago, I published a photograph of two angels supporting a figure in Aldershot Cemetery. I didn't expect to find another when I made my first visit to the exquisite Victorian cemetery in Clitheroe, Lancashire last weekend. The figures are less ornate but still very striking. The memorial is to Frances Westhead who died on 8 September 1907 aged 35. It also marks the last resting place of her husband, William, who died 8 January 1959 aged 86. A separate plaque on the grave records that their daughter, Frances May, died on 12 September 1984 at the age of 86. Because William who died second is named first on the memorial, I believe the lettering may have been replaced at a later date.






6 comments:

Gale Wall said...

Beautiful! I have never seen one like it.

Holisticrocs said...

I have a picture of one very similar, as yet unposted, from Chelmsford cemetery. But I haven't seen any more of them...

Amy said...
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Laurie said...

Thanks, Gale. You are putting some really interesting posts on your bog - please Family Tree recognised you!

Hi Holisticrocs. I look forward to seeing your Chelmsford photo.

Owen said...

Beautiful shots Laurie, I especially like the closeups of the faces, looks like the sandstone is turning back to sand, slowly but surely... from sand to sand...

Laurie said...

Thanks, Owen. As you say, sand to sand - dust to dust!

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