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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 names and dates of they who enjoyed that spot and then died. These benches turn places of beauty into morbid wallowing holes. They are vanity plates for suffering and loss. Burying people in stone walls is just the next step.

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