Tombstone Tuesday: Ivy Covered Tombstones
When we were taking photographs in Mithian churchyard in May, I couldn’t help thinking that some of the tombstones with ivy growing over them looked a little quaint and ethereal, so for today’s Tombstone Tuesday I am including this photo:
These tombstones are not those of any ancestors of my partner or me, but we tried to transcribe them anyway. It was very difficult mainly because of the ivy growing over two of them but also because time and weather has etched away some of the inscriptions.
As you look at the photo, the tombstone on the left is for:
…(?) Decr. 10th 190?
nearer the bottom it also says something about recognition of service, but is very difficult to read exactly what service. We shall have to go back and try to read it again.
The middle tombstone is so covered by ivy we could not read it at all!
The tombstone on the right is for:
and sadly, that is all we could make out.