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18 Apr

Warning 'Signage Causing Damage'

The Toll of Time….and Council’s

Still on the theme of local cemeteries. Following a visit to Eastern Cemetery in Kingston, I was astonished to witness in such a well kept cemetery that an eagerness to protect the visitors, the stones themselves were being damaged.
It looks to me as though the sinking of some older graves, very likely due to some flooding and certainly some excessive rain, perhaps caused them to be a little unsafe.

However, the actions of those safety conscious officials has not been well thought out, as is evidenced in my pictures of the headstone marked ‘Fanny and Henry Bell’. Close inspection will show the stone to be on good condition, except for the fading caused by the lack of sunlight covered by the yellow safety triangle. This particular headstone may well survive a further 100 years but other’s in less good condition may not.
It’s strange that a Council, seemingly doing great work to preserve our Cemeteries could make such an elementary mistake.
See the series of images here


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