Anorak | Kirkless Council Uses Headstones To Build Walls

Kirkless Council Uses Headstones To Build Walls

by | 23rd, October 2011

TO Netherton where old headstones are being used to build walls. The wall on Bourn View Road contains such inscriptions as  “The beloved …who died …”. Kirklees Council, which constructed the wall, has apologised and removed the offending slabs.
Netherton man Rob Campbell tells the Huddersfield Examiner:

“I just couldn’t believe it. This is a clear disregard for other people’s feelings. It is a well-used area with a bus stop nearby. There are also a lot of older people who live near there and will pass the wall. A lot of people have seen it and complained, saying it is wrong. “Surely there must be a family missing a headstone somewhere and here it is in a wall in Netherton. It is terrible.”

Maybe not.

One of Anorak’s pet dislikes are benches bearing the

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  • Paul Wainwright

    Perhaps the road is a dead end??

  • You can save money by just replacing someone else’s plate with your own. Those benches are expensive. I put a plate for my Mum and Dad on an existing bench on West Pentire head in Cornwall. They have never been there but I’m sure they would have enjoyed the view. ‘Tommy’s View’ which I replaced is now on a bench overlooking the ladies portaloos on Crantock beach which must puzzle anyone discovering it.