Monday, 27 May 2013
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Katie - In Ever Loving Memory of Kate Eva Thompson
Katie is buried in Duke Street Cemetery in Southport, Lancashire. She died in 1904, aged 39 years. Her memorial must have toppled over at some point and has been stood up in front of the grave. The fall must have been broken by the cross behind her which has broken off at the top. She looks like she has been part buried in the ground.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Many of the headstones in Adlington Cemetery were manufactured at a local Stonemason's factory. Leonard Fairclough (1853-1927) founded the company and the quality of the work can be seen in these examples. Clasped hands can be found on headstones in cemeteries across the UK, but these few examples demonstrate the artistry of Fairclough and his men. I have selenium toned the images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Saturday, 4 May 2013
The Adlington Cemetery in Lancashire is home to a large number of impressive headstones and memorial. For example, take a look at the work that has gone into the headstone commemorating James Snape who died, aged 22, in 1888. The scene depicted with the figure clinging to the cross contains much symbolism. My eyes were draw to the bottom left of the scene. A hand breaks through the earth below what looks like part of a wooden coffin. I found it a little disconcerting.
Welcome to the Graveyard Detective
An illustrated look at the World of Graveyards and Cemeteries. There are many Stories behind the Stones that Stand in them. Who knows what we might find?