Wednesday 27 February 2013

Grave Peelings: Hidden in Rosary Cemetery

The historic nineteenth century Rosary Cemetery, Norwich - notable for being the UK's first non-denominational cemetery, and the burial ground for many prominent nineteenth and early twentieth century Norwich figures. As with Earlham Cemetery, the older sections of the grounds have been allowed to grow old gracefully, headstones growing beautifully crooked and weather-worn.

This is simply one of many that caught my eye - tucked away in the shadow of an overhanging tree, most of its facade having peeled away over the years. Far from seeming ignored or disrespected, I find a real quiet dignity in this crumbling stone.