"I like wandering about these lonely, waste and ruined places. There dwells among them a spirit of quiet and gentle melancholy more congenial and more akin to my own spirit than full life and gaiety and noise" - Reverend Francis Kilvert, Victorian Diarist (1871).
My son is doing a project on Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkins and we need to make a tombstone for her as part of his project. I found your picture on this site and we'd like to know if you can kindly tell us what it actually says on the tombstone. He wants it as close as he can get it to the real one but we cannot read what the tombstone says.
I contribute to a non commercial website www.ww1-yorkshires.org.uk dedicated to remembering something of the men who died serving with the Yorkshire Regiment in WW1. You have published a photo of Pte G W T Parson's headstone. I am writing to enquire whether you will allow your photo to be reused on the Yorkshires site. You will of course be credited as the owner of the image.
RE: Richard Edgar Wood Thank you for your reply. Keep up the good work. I must add a few more of my own to the list. I don't know whether you would like any more info about Richard Edgar Wood. He was born in the third quarter of 1902 in Hull. I'm not sure how he ended up in the Isle of Wight - he married a local girl in Ventnor in 1937 at the age of 35. They had two sons - perhaps I've got distant cousin's living nearby!