Thursday, 12 June 2014

Two Fingers

A visit to Manchester's Philips Park Cemetery produced some interesting graves, not least of which was the Lusitania Disaster victims gravestone. I photographed a number of variants of hands on headstones and found something I had not seen before. Two fingers on a hand pointing down. Looking closer at the stone, I found that a husband and wife had died two months apart in 1911. I wonder if the family requested that two fingers were carved to notify that there were two of them? Sadly their Soldier son was to die of wounds received in France, four years later. Interestingly, I am having trouble in finding out details of his death . . .

Alfred Jones died 16 Jan 1911aged 54 years, while his wife Eliza died on 17 March 1911 aged 50.

1 comment:

Cloudia said...


ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= <3

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