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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 30th January, 2022)

Damaged Trio

Damaged Trio
Three damaged gravestones in Wigan Cemetery (Lower Ince).

Photo: Brian  (Sony DSC-H200)
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Comment by: PeterP on 30th January 2022 at 08:06

Yet more of some ones life history lost due to time of nature or vandals. These along with many more across graveyards will just end up has a pile of stones in a corner of the graveyard. The people who had these head stones erected are probably under their own head stones and the circle of time goes on

Comment by: Maureen on 30th January 2022 at 09:43

My hubby and myself used to go to Gidlow cemetery very often,both our families are there,I would go to say hello to a couple of my friends who are buried there..Cliff would always go to tidy his friend Gordon's grave,his friend died at age 25..and there was no family left. One day we went to find Gordon's gravestone completely smashed,just shattered into small pieces,what on Gods earth is the matter with some people,but I can only hope the old saying 'What goes around comes around' proves to be true.

Comment by: Mick on 30th January 2022 at 10:02

Its a shame this is happening and its not just in Lower Ince, I see broken grave in many of Wigans graveyards.
Lucky for us residing up here in Shevington we haven't yet had St Annes graveyard vandelised

Comment by: Veronica on 30th January 2022 at 11:10

The futility of destruction and the utter lack of respect for the dead in a graveyard... Cowards who get their kicks from it - possibly because they aren't seen doing it, but can read about their exploits later.
I was at work over 20 years ago when it came on the radio that gravestones and ornaments had been wrecked at Gidlow where my mam was buried. I dropped everything and drove up there and saw the damage. I've wondered since were the culprits ever found.

Comment by: Joan on 30th January 2022 at 12:31

Ive just come home from visiting a Parbold graveyard and can say it was immaculate, it would break my heart if any one damaged my relatives grave

Comment by: Pw on 30th January 2022 at 13:12

Most damage is done by nature,subsidence or the weather.I remember old glass type bell jars on graves with beautiful marble ornaments of angels,flowers etc inside them,they have all gone now.I like looking around cemeteries but they can be dangerous places especially old leaning headstones

Comment by: annemarie on 30th January 2022 at 20:20

I am thankful we have not had any thing done in Blackrod but I always remember my mother in law saying there was a line of clay and she would probably end up under the Ridgway now Rivington pub

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