Monday 14 June 2010

Poignant Grave 1

Last weekend, I visited a churchyard in Kirkham, Lancashire. Here I noticed a gravestone which contained a beautiful representation of a lamb. Around this were the words: Follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. An inscription records: Here rests the body of Mary Butterworth who departed this life October 12 1856 aged 6 years.

There were inscriptions on both edge stones. On the left is recorded the details of a family member - a soldier who died in 1941. On the right is the sad statement: Also those children who died in infancy.

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

These are truly poignant and wonderful. I have always loved graveyards. I don't know why the fascination!

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Again--thank you!

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