Saturday 24 July 2010

Remarkable Memorial Angels!

Now, have you ever seen anything like this in a cemetery or graveyard. A real feat of engineering by the stone mason. Two angels support a praying figure in this remarkable memorial in the Redan Road Cemetery in Aldershot, Hampshire.

It is just an ordinary town cemetery, but it contains some unusual features as the following photographs show:

Two angels support a praying figure - remarkable!

Here is the headstone of George Greenwood who died in 1884 and his widow.
The inscription records that he was Caretaker of this Cemetery for 23 years

A grieving figures stands over a grave
The Old Contemptibles Association provided bronze memorials in the design of the 1914 Star  to commemorate members who passed away. Here, R F Colville of the Royal Fusiliers is remembered.
This type of memorial is quite rare. I have two in my own collection
that I purchased at a militaria fair many, many years ago.
This Old Contemptibles grave marker records the details of J Thompson,
Royal Army Service Corps who was a member of the Aldershot branch
A young angel prays
A view up the main avenue through Aldershot's Redan Road cemetery


Cloudia said...

Glorious captures all;

but those suspended angels are indeed unique in my experience. Fascinating!

Aloha from Honolulu, home of the unique Oahu Cemetery

Comfort Spiral

MrCachet said...

What would be even more unique would be if the top one was more than one piece.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Nice meander, here. The child's angel reminds me of a stone I used years ago for a 'grave angel' series of paintings.

Anna Wilder said...

what a wonderful blog, Laurie! Visiting this page made me feel a little less alone on my quest for answers regarding the dead :)
Thanks for the effort you put into this.
Greetings from Vienna,

Parabolic Muse said...

These images are so well-taken and gorgeous. I love the last shot!

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

I love the angels supporting the figure. It appears to be old, so I'm surprised such a top-heavy piece has survived this long. It wouldn't last long here in New Hampshire, the weather would have knocked it over I'm sure!

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