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Old, old gravestones guard the honoured dead.


sentinel by tom clausen

could be I’m tired
or lost, but to close my eyes
and nod off
while the world goes on
gives me a certain peace 6 more words

Poems And Photos

Utah man arrested after damaging over 30 headstones so dead could be ‘resurrected’

PAYSON, Utah – A man is in custody after allegedly damaging more than 30 headstones because he thought it would make it easier for the deceased to be “resurrected.” 167 more words


Stroll Through a Country Churchyard

I was killing time today walking around my local village and wandered into the churchyard, a location I have not visited for some time. Many of the tombstones are weathered and crumbling and a number of these are stacked unceremoniously against one of the ancient walls (12th Century)ready to be recycled as…what? 141 more words

Angel Headstones, St Peter's Church, Upwood, Cambridgeshire

A couple of week-ends ago we took my husband’s father to see the remains of RAF Upwood near Ramsey in Cambridgeshire.  Part of his National Service was spent there and he had some wonderful memories of the place, but sorry to say it is now quite ruinous.   147 more words


Saving a Crumbling History

There are many facets to saving the history held within cemeteries; not all of them chiseled in stone.

During a cemetery workday when volunteers were busily cleaning gravestones and picking up trash, I went into one of the old buildings on site to ask a question of one of the men in charge. 411 more words