Sunday, 7 April 2013

Litherland Memorial

Hear is the grave of J A Litherland who died in 1950. I find the memorial very impressive. It must have been raised by his widow, Ethel Lilian Maude Litherland who died in 1959. The words on the ball are 'He giveth his Beloved Sleep.'I think the Litherland's were monied - the only reference to them I have found so far is a passenger list for a Cruise on the SS Avoceta in 1926. In 1941, the ship was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of 123 lives.





4 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Beautiful it's about all I can say about that memorial. Has to be one of the nicees I have seen.

Jo said...

WOW ---- she is beautiful! And in such great condition. :)

Holisticrocs said...

Don't you just love it when you come across something so special and unique as this one ?
It certainly makes up for all the hundreds of others that you see so frequently.....

Laurie said...

Thanks, Bill. It certainly is!

So unusual, Jo. I am not sure what it is based on. When I go back, I will look for a sculptor's mark.

I know what you mean, Holi'. So much duplication, which is why I make a point of reading the inscriptions - you never know what they might reveal!

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