What a wonderful grave matker,does it give details of how this person spent their life?
I get thhe impression they may have been good at ten-pin bowling, skittles.
I love the moss and lichen on the stone, growing since 1914.
skida another well observrd picture, thankyuo.
Cheers Mike. I did take a shot or the front or read the inscription I'm afraid. I just liked the organic feel the stanes gave and had to get this shot.
edit: "".......did not take a shot........"
I was about to say it as organic, but then I spotted that you had aleady said that and I've had quite a day of being an unwitting plaguerist, so I'll say I love the smooth roundedness of them, they are very touch feely, in a word, yep, I'm going to have to say it.....organic! There's no better word.
Organic is a good word Sue and I'm happy to share it with you. The stones were good to touch too.
If you zoom in on this pic of these 'stones' you can see some inscription, seems to be a memorial, or grave marker-datrd1914?
I'd like to know more about the person it commemorates, if possible.
A great shot of an unusal headstone, if that's what it is.
Lays the truth to your feelings re walking through church yards &etc., yo two!
I was fascinated when I saw it as I have never seen one like it before. The family name seems to be Armstrong and there are two names commemorated, the first in Dec 1914 (Great War?) and the second in 1951 (surviving wife?).
Now I am also fascinated and will have to go back and decipher it! Thanks Mike! :)
skida I just wondered if the shape was a reflection on the gentlemans job or profession?
Ha ha ha, tee hee, you've given me the giggles, Mike, how VERY disrespectful of you! I mean, do you think he was the fat conductor or something? ha ha ha, tee ,hee, belly ache, sorrry.......
A sculptor in the Artists Rifles?
We were wrong!
James Armstrong 1871-1914 and his wife Isabella (Tibbie) 1863-1951. He was described as "a well known and much esteemed Border Yeoman". They lived at High Blakehope, a remote farm high up the Breamish valley. The two boulders were taken from the river at High Blakehope. His sister-in-law, Elizabeth, has a similar headstone in Egligham chaurchyard.
It's amazing what you can discover in Blyth Library's local history section!
Well, it's good to clear that mystery up, I was beginning to get rather troubled by the lack of information at my finger tip, Keith!
Happy to help ;)
Another factlet: The name Breamish comes from the Celtic words "breme", meaning furious, swelling or raging, and "uisge" meaning water (like whisky). A rather apt name considering how many times the roads and bridges have been washed away.
now yer talkin'
Haut wiscle....try that one, buddy boy!
Haltwhistle: an anglicised version of the original words for high crest of water.
CLOSE enough, but my spelling was off anyway!
hev yersel a canny day, marra...aam tryin te git this aal in one printor werkin,
seeyez on Satda!!
Hi there. Love the image! Was hoping to use the same (as well as the historical info) in a future post about Ingram Church on my blog at http://www.northeasthistorytour.blogspot.co.uk/ . Won't be posting it for a few months as I have a backlog of articles, but am currently putting something together which would include this curious-looking structure. I will credit you, of course, and provide a link back to your photo. Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers, Mick.
Hi Mick. What you are proposing is acceptable, but I would appreciate it if you could drop a link in here when the post is done.
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