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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019) Views: 1,916 
Wall
 Wall   by Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Wall made from old gravestones.

Comment by DTease on 3rd April 2019 at 10:24
All in all you’re just a-nother brick in a wall.


Comment by Angela on 3rd April 2019 at 16:25
Where are the gravestones?


Comment by Mick on 3rd April 2019 at 16:43
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.


Comment by irene roberts on 3rd April 2019 at 20:04
Made me laugh that, DTease! x.


Comment by Veronica on 3rd April 2019 at 21:37
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.


Comment by DTease on 3rd April 2019 at 22:27
Pink Floyd forever Irene.


Comment by Rev David Long on 3rd April 2019 at 22:39
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....


Comment by Poet on 3rd April 2019 at 23:55
Yosser Hughes lives!


Comment by Jonno on 4th April 2019 at 00:40
Rev David, you will know better than most of us, is this not St Pauls Goose Green rather than Worsley Mesnes ?


Comment by DTease on 4th April 2019 at 07:25
Gee us a job Poet, I can do that, gee us a job.


Comment by Veronica on 4th April 2019 at 08:30
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.


Comment by JC on 4th April 2019 at 15:59
Jonno you are right, Mick makes another howler


Comment by Roy on 5th April 2019 at 09:35
Thank you JC, with initials like that you should know, I was asking a Reverend and I got the answer from his boss, lol.


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