Headstone #2

I popped back to the cemetery across the road to see if there was more to learn about the headstone that resembled a sarsen stone. It turns out that the Spotlight Kid's theory that it might be several stones joined together was correct. This is the view of the other side of the headstone still bearing the inscription, although now very difficult to read, but it does tell a rather poignant story. It reads:

In Loving Memory
Phyllis Nancy Cole
Dearly loved and only daughter of
(indecipherable) G Cole
of Flaxlands, Wootton Bassett
Who fell asleep in Jesus
July 15th 1916
Aged 13 years

Flaxlands is a small area just north of Wootton Bassett which is now a small farmholding, a fishing lake and boarding for cats and dogs, and it does raise the question of why she is buried in Calne and not nearer home.

In this shot, my cottage roof can just be seen on the left, from behind the kitchen chimney of the house in front that can be seen in pictures taken from my bedroom window.


Blip #1039
Consecutive Blip #002
Day #1230

Headstone Section
Grave In Churchyard

Lens: Pentax 18-55 kit lens

Calne series

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