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Black marks on CWGC headstones in Aignish / Eye Cemetery

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Black marks on CWGC headstones in Aignish / Eye Cemetery Reply with quote

There seem to be quite a few CWGC headstones in the Western Isles Cemetery - Ainish / Eye where the blacking in of the letters on the headstones has been a bit slapdash.





Will this be cleaned up or is it expected the will the weather will do it?

Adam
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen this before. What I think has happened is that the lettering has been "filled in". Probably by a stonemason. I've seen marks like this when a name has been added to an existing gravestone. I would expect that they will be cleaned in due course.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed in recent weeks that the lettering on CWGC gravestones in several Lewis graveyards has been filled in with black, e.g. at Sandwick and Aignish / Eye. I was quite happy to see that, as the legibility was beginning to suffer.
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