As part of the Saturday work party session, re-establishing an original path, this headstone (behind the standing cross in these photographs) was discovered underneath a mass of ground ivy. Firstly, the base was uncovered and then the fallen headstone which was face-down. The ivy was cleared and the stone was very carefully turned and placed safely against its base so that the face was visible. After a couple of washes using plain water and a nylon-bristle brush, the stone and its perfectly intact raised lead inscription came up very well.
Who knows when the face of this stone last saw the light of day but it could be a couple of decades.
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