Work to re-erect headstones in Orkney’s cemeteries is continuing with five cemeteries now completed, and one more expected to be completed shortly.
“In the north east corner of the small windswept cemetery at Evie, some 6 miles north west of Kirkwall, Orkney is a rather weathered lichen covered headstone embossed with the emblem of the Royal Flying Corps. “
“He has laid unidentified in an unmarked grave for over one hundred years and we are now able to commemorate him” #LestWeForget
“He has laid unidentified in an unmarked grave for over one hundred years and we are now able to commemorate him, remember his contribution to British history, and record part of his story on a headstone for future generations to see.” Arthur Cook
“Not far from where we live is what’s left of the old Rendall Parish Kirk, where I’ve often met with folk from far away looking for their relatives.”
Work to reinstate headstones laid flat in Orkney’s cemeteries is due to get underway shortly.
“At first, Orkney Islands Council paid people to pull over, or knock down, headstones in kirkyards, in case they might fall on people.”
“St. Michael’s Church, Harray, is built on a Broch! As in – yer actual Iron Age broch. “
Since the closure we’ve been meaning to go along, lean on the gate, and see how the site is faring.
These gate posts are old, made of red sandstone, covered in lichen and mosses, and have dates of 1732 and 185?
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