Two memorials - only 1 word on each

Southam Road Cemetery, Banbury, Oxfordshire
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We looked long and hard for a grave with a date of birth in the 1700s to illustrate an article but although it was possible to work out that many of the graves were of people born in the 18th century none said so in so many words.

It is both sad and strange that nobody seems to have known his full name or when he was born or died.
Visited April 2009
Oswestry Cemetery, Oswestry, Shropshire


It took us a total of 6 man-hours to survey this cemetery on a lovely sunny day. We found 7 ladies who died aged 100 or older but not a single man who had reached this landmark. Many of the military graves had been maintained to a very high standard but just a few in one corner of the site seem to have been overlooked..
"BILL" is the shortest inscription we have seen - pushing "GEORGE" into second place.

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