Pottery grave markers in Binchester Cemetery

  • Description

    "The cluster of white and brown gravestones / grave markers in the foreground are all made from pottery; all appear to belong to the first quarter of the 20th. century. All are relatively simple and were presumably of low cost. The brown monuments are in the form of a cut, tree trunk with a mounted white heart; the heart bears a simple inscription. No maker's name was found on any of the monuments but memory has it that at least some of this form of grave markers were made at collieries where perhaps the clay, raw material could have been excavated during the mining process." Photo by Trevor Littlewood, 2023.
  • Owner

    Trevor Littlewood
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/7382558
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Viewed: 29 times
    Picture Taken: 2023-01-14
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