Genealogist and Family Historian
As the years go by the places where our ancestors were educated, lived, worshiped, and worked are constantly changing. Time, modernisation and decay are having a detrimental effect on the environment that they knew. None more so than the monuments erected after their deaths; due to families dying out or moving away their graves are no longer tended and repaired and regretfully I have seen many headstones that have but a short time to tell us who they commemorate before they themselves crumble to dust. Churches and chapels are losing their congregations and being sold off as private dwellings, and even the parochial schools have the same fate.
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Sandstone memorials at the cemetery at Whaplode, Lincolnshire, showing various stages of decay. The first stone has been recently bitten by the frost and shows the early signs of 'blowing.' The second is still just readable but not for much longer. The third has lost its inscription almost entirely. Unfornuately this is a common nationwide problem.