- Oct 13, 2002
- Internment Explorer sp3
Not sure what kind of complaint this is. In the 50's my grandparents lost three children in or near childbirth or early life. At the time they weren't christened and wouldn't have been allowed in the family plot so my grandfather dug graves for them, as quite a few other neighbours did in locally recognised off the grid plot. This morning uncle travelling mat produced a headstone that he'd researched as best he could with the names and years and so on as the landowner has kinda quietly said to locals that we can put up markers in the area. I'm going to learn how to do concrete and finish work my grandfather started in the 50s. I'm not sure if this is a complaint at all other than Its gonna be best guess where he might have buried them and altogether a sobering affair
So I went down to check this place out today. First off, this isn't more than 1 km from this house i've lived in on and off basically since I was born. I had zero idea of its existence till this thing kicked off. A bit of map study shows that first off the bat its in the middle of an old stone circle that is long ruined. It is an abbey on 120 year old maps but not even sure its noted on the modern ones. And there hasn't been a road to it for at least 140 years so Its just a case of parking and hiking across fields. Anywhoo after all the research and trying to figure what the least amount of trespassing i could do it ended up looking like this, which is some kind of terrifying half underground mini altar type thing which seems to be part of a vanity project of the landed gentry around the time of the famine, which is crazy when you look at that swish stone cutting. Its not that the earth has come up round it, it actuall has steps down to it from level that seem to be part of the design.