One of the most poignant graves in Nottingham's Rock Cemetery is that of a Mother and Child. The memorial is topped by a very large Angel that holds a baby in one arm while the other points heavenwards.
The inscription reads:
Sacred to the Memory of Helen
The beloved wife of Thomas C. Seal
Who calmly passed away March 20 1884,
Begotten Again unto an inheritance that Fadeth Not Away
The dearly beloved and only child of the above who joined her dear mother the following day. Aged 3 years and 5 months.
The grave was paid for by a lace manufacturer, Thomas Cutts Seal. His wife Helen passed away aged 29,while his only child Nellie died the next day aged three years five months.. Poor Thomas married again in 1890 but his second wife Eleanor died aged 30 years. Thomas died in 1908 aged 52. His third wife Amy died aged 54 in 1923.