Saturday, 24 May 2014

Beautiful Angel

I saw this representation of an Angel on a gravestone in Darwen, Lancashire. I think it one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The stonemason was, most obviously, very, very talented: Its obvious beauty masks the years of heartbreak endured by the Daltry family. The grave is that of Martha Ann Daltry who died in 1870 aged 16 years. The stone also records the early demise of Martha's siblings: Chrisy - aged 1 year 7 months, Maria - aged 7 months and James - aged 13 months. 



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