Thursday, 29 May 2014
Sweet Baby James
This is one of the saddest sights in Darwen Cemetery. This is a lifelike representation of James who died in 1935 aged five years 11 months. He was the son of John and Lily Ann [surname illegible] and died on13 November 1935. Sadly, at some point his face was damaged as can be seen in the fourth photograph which clearly shows the cracks down the side of the head and around the neck and chest. What saddens me is that seems like James stands on his grave, in perpetuity, constantly watching the Cemetery entrance for sight of his parents coming to visit. At some stage, old age would have over taken them and they visited no more . . .
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