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#71 Post by Jenks »

Chuck wrote:I never had any stones to clean Jenks (no jokes you lot) and a portable jet wash might just not have been the thing - suppose Mr Muscle might also do the job, or bleach???

But seriously, YES Jenks, I do most sincerely admire you for what you are doing, long may it continue old chap.
Chuck..
suppose Mr Muscle might also do the job, or bleach???
Mr Muscle :o :bad: ;) I did consider using highly diluted bleach, but decided that it would still require much aggressive scrubbing and whilst bleach might remove the mold, lichen, moss etc it wouldn't prevent it coming back fairly quickly. I decided that a biocide was the answer It is what the CWGC use.it also retards future re-infestation (is that the right word) Thus far I have only used clean water and a soft nylon brush, a Painfully slow process. Time will tell if I was right.

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Thank you. :good:

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Stone Henge could do with a bit of a scrub up...
Now there's a thought. Just up the road from me too ;)


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I have just noticed that this thread has been viewed over 4000 times. I hope that it is indicative of the importance some of us attach to the way those who fought and died in the service of our nation are remembered.

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#73 Post by Ovenpaa »

Jenks wrote:I have just noticed that this thread has been viewed over 4000 times. I hope that it is indicative of the importance some of us attach to the way those who fought and died in the service of our nation are remembered. Jenks
Jenks, I would like to think this is exactly how we feel about those that gave their lives for us. This thread is visible to forum guests and if it inspires even a very small handful to do the same then it is a good thing.

We have a war memorial at the end of the lane and I spotted a father walking around it showing his three little ones the names at the weekend. It is so important that the generations to come never forget.
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#74 Post by Chuck »

Jenks /Ovenpaa: here's hoping eh. :good:
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Dave..
I spotted a father walking around it showing his three little ones the names at the weekend.
I had a similar experience last summer. I was filling up a watering can prior to watering Cpl. Smith's grave and I spotted a young man kneeling at the side of Sgt Hillier's grave. He had his arm around the shoulders of a young boy who assume was his son. with a finger of his other hand he was tracing out the words on Lancelot's headstone. looking back and forth from his son to the stone. I was deeply moved.

Chuck/Dave.

This snippet from a letter I received last Summer:
The grave of Lancelot Hiller has been particularly noticed by many who live in the village and was very popular recently with year 3+4 boys and girls from the primary school doing a social history project in the Churchyard
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Maybe just maybe all is not lost.

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#76 Post by Chuck »

I hope so Jenks, I do hope so.

We are rewriting history at an alarming rate. These poor blokes gave ALL - it is only right that their graves are kept properly and that people understand why they died and for what cause.

My 11 year old grandson could probably tell me zilch on any war but when it comes to Fair Trade Bananas he has been well groomed by the system. At his age I had a good knowledge of WW2, why it happened and who we were fighting.
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#77 Post by Jenks »

Off topic, but I came across another article By Jasper Copping that I found interesting:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... Finns.html

He also has an article in todays Telegraph that is worthy of a read.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/worl ... nches.html


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Some stories in that lot - hope I get the chance to read them all.
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I had to go over to Barton Stacey today, so I popped into the local shop to inquire about putting a notice in the window seeking help in looking after the graves. Jim, the owner said that would not be necessary as he and his two boys would be happy to help. He thought that it would do his boys good to be ivolved, His two boys attend the local primary school. I can't tell you how happy that made me feel.

Some pictures showing how well the biocide worked:

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I think I may have forgotten to mention that some time ago I discovered Lancelot Hillier's link with The village. His father John Hillier at the time of his death in 1917 was the licencee of the OLD PLOUGH INN in Barton Stacey which is now now a private dwelling. John Hiller's grave is just a few away from his son Lancelot's.

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