Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019)
All in all you’re just a-nother brick in a wall.
Where are the gravestones?
Its funny I took this photo a few weeks ago, the wall is behind St Pauls church Worsley Mesnes and this afternoon Ive just attended a funeral at St Pauls.
Made me laugh that, DTease! x.
I wonder if permission was sought to break the gravestones up to build a wall...Not a very good job either - it looks very 'higgledypiggledy' to me.
Pink Floyd forever Irene.
Veronica - I think Mick means stones off graves - they're kerbstones from around the perimeter of graves, sliced off to brick size.
Most cemeteries have adopted a policy of removing them to allow better maintenance of the graves by allowing motor mowers to run straight down between the rows of graves. Unfortunately many graves end up being forgotten about after a generation or two, and that neat rectangle surrounded by kerbstones, and filled with coloured flints soon gets taken over by nature. Then the graveyard authorities have hard decisions to make if they're to keep the graves looking reasonable. A legal process has to be followed to permit the removal of the kerbstones - so it doesn't just happen. That doesn't stop some of the folk who are still tending graves from getting upset....
Yosser Hughes lives!
Rev David, you will know better than most of us, is this not St Pauls Goose Green rather than Worsley Mesnes ?
Gee us a job Poet, I can do that, gee us a job.
Yes it's a sore subject in some quarters Reverend. Admittedly the town cemeteries do look more streamlined and more cost effective to maintain when kerbstones are removed. I believe grave deeds only last for a limited time (75 to a 100 yrs). I don't know if this applies in Churchyard burials. Whether the churches are responsible for the maintenance of the grounds, or volunteers from the congregation or paid workers. It's understandable when people are upset when stonework is removed. It puts a whole new meaning to the notion ' rest in peace'.... I do think the graves look better grassed over.
Jonno you are right, Mick makes another howler
Thank you JC, with initials like that you should know, I was asking a Reverend and I got the answer from his boss, lol.