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Local Gravestones 2 - Pic Scam 
30th-Oct-2008 10:00 am
Eternal love

As I have just said, I have split this post in half, and here are four 18th Century stones, all taken in Poughill, that show some of the talents of the mason, and the love of the family.



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Lovely work.
Comments 
30th-Oct-2008 10:31 am (UTC)
Amazing carving isn't it? When a few of us visited Highgate cemetery a couple of years ago there were quite a few stories behind the symbols carved (but of course I can't remember any of them now!). Fascinating.
30th-Oct-2008 10:40 am (UTC)
Yes, some of the pictures are obvious - but it would be good to know what they all mean - maybe they are also regional?
30th-Oct-2008 10:32 am (UTC)
These carved stones are beautiful , and i liked the other pictures too. Very atmospheric. Thank you for sharing.

I hope you 're not in too much pain from your lower lip? Take care, Deborah.
30th-Oct-2008 10:41 am (UTC)
Thanks - it is lovely that these carvings still exist for us to admire.

Thank you, Caroline. The lip is more annoying than anything - but there is no way I can play my clarinet!
30th-Oct-2008 10:33 am (UTC)
They're really pretty!
30th-Oct-2008 10:42 am (UTC)
Amazing work involved.
30th-Oct-2008 10:43 am (UTC)
They are Amazing... Some cemeteries are really pretty. Some are Art.
Good post for Halloween!!
30th-Oct-2008 10:47 am (UTC)
Its funny but when I started these 3 posts yesterday I hadn't realised how appropriate it was!

There is some stunning workmanship here, isn't there?
30th-Oct-2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Hand craving like this is a lost art. Very beautiful.
30th-Oct-2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
The workmanship is stunning - so lovely to still be able to enjoy it.
30th-Oct-2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Amazing gravestones..I watched both posts and I´m very touched..and the artwork..such a fine carving..I wished we had something like that over here too..

Thanks for sharing them with us!
30th-Oct-2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks Andy.

Yes, we are very lucky in Britain to have these beautiful places all around us - the art-work is certainly stunning.
30th-Oct-2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful. I love the different letterings.
30th-Oct-2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks - there are some stunning works of art once you start looking around.
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30th-Oct-2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
It is so sad where both the skills, and the actual family history, no longer appear on our stones.

There are some stunning monuments around.
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