St Michael and All Angels, Smethcott, Shropshire
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It is a shame that we visited the church just after the magnificent display
of daffodils had finished.
Yes, this is exactly what it looks like, dozens of old gravestones just dumped in a pile under some trees! There really isn't any excuse for this level of disrespect.
Visited April 2011
Holy Trinity, Weston Lullingfields, Shropshire
The church was attached to the house next door by what rather looked like a cloister.
This war grave could hardly be seen because of the long grass around it. Claire and I have never approved of the way that some churchyards are declared to be "nature reserves" to justify an almost total lack of routine care.
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