Category Archives: old memorials

a beautiful couple

I noticed these a while back and finally got a good photo of the pair in Skeyton churchyard, just down the road from my workshop. What I like most about them is their size and subtlety, and their quiet subdued … Continue reading

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Coltishall memorials

One of my current obsessions is looking at 17th and 18th Century memorials, and Norfolk has a fine selection of these. Here are a few I photographed recently in Coltishall. I install my own memorial work all over Britain, and … Continue reading

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memorial carvings from Heath and Reach cemetery

I recently installed two memorials in Heath and Reach cemetery near Leighton Buzzard. They were both really great pieces to work on, both stones were commissioned by the same client, one for his wife and one for his brother. This … Continue reading

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Cley Churchyard: memorials to die for

I recently installed a plaque in Cley churchyard and took the opportunity to photograph some of the amazing 18th century memorials there. There is a really good collection there with many beautifully carved examples. I have shown a few examples … Continue reading

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Swithland Slate

This slate was quarried until the early 1900’s in the Charnwood Forest area,  and was used for a lot of the Vale of Belvoir Angel memorials as well as for earlier slates and memorials all around the east midlands. There … Continue reading

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Vale of Belvoir Angels

I recently travelled through Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire on my way back to Norfolk from Worcestershire and took the opportunity to visit the Vale of Belvoir (pronounced beaver). I have known for years that there were many slate memorials in the … Continue reading

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18th Century lettering in Holt

I came across this plaque yesterday in St Andrew’s church in Holt. I haven’t seen anything quite like this before, it is stunning. The inscription states at the top that “This table is erected in memory of William Briggs”. I … Continue reading

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