Tuesday, May 7, 2013

April 6th - Monkton Headstones by Owen Vaughan

Stories Behind the Headstones
On Saturday last our monthly coffee morning was accompanied by a talk.  Owen Vaughan came to tell us about his work of researching and recording the inscriptions on the gravestones and plaques of Monkton Priory Church.  The cemetery lies in front of Priory Church but the headstones have been cleared away: many are arranged around the Churchyard walls and some have disappeared.  There are many stories behind the headstones and Owen told us of a very small selection from his researches.

Owen has photographed, recorded and researched all the pre-1950 headstones and memorials in the parish, including those in the new cemetery and in the Church itself.  This valuable resource (on CD format) is now being sold to help raise Church funds and will be available to buy for £5 (£7 by post to include p&p.  Any queries please contact Liz Jenkins on 01646 684277 or email us.  The CD will be available to buy at our events.

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