Found in the Pound!

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On 30th April a team of volunteers, led by Village Shop chair Bert Ash, cleared up the garden area of the Pound, adjacent to the village shop.     Look what they found –  part of a memorial stone which was once in the village churchyard.

The Parish magazine of May/June 1899 records the burial of Elizabeth Helen Dunkley on 19th April 1899, aged 26.   The original memorial was in the old churchyard on the north side of the church, and consisted of a stone cross and three tiers.  The wording said

I.H.S.  In loving memory of ELIZABETH HELEN, the second beloved daughter of  THOMAS and SARAH ANN DUNKLEY who departed this life on Sunday April 16th 1899 aged 26 years. “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom then shall I fear.” Ps. XX. 11. 

 The whereabouts of the rest of the memorial is unknown

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