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Ellis1918

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Walking my dog in the local churchyard this lunchtime and noticed a CWGC liveried van in the car park.

 

2 men spraying and brushing the CWGC headstones in the grave yard.  Stopped to chat to them and they said they were from Derby and covered 7 counties visiting sites on a 3 year cycle.

 

Congratulated them on the job they were doing and directed them to a headstone they were trying to locate which was partly covered by a holly bush.

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It is nice meeting CWGC staff on site, one at Selby Cemetery North Yorkshire held my brolly over the headstones shielding the sun away for me, we had a good natter.

 

Cheers Roger.

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The 2 that I met had just cleaned the headstone of an Australian marked "buried elsewhere in this churchyard" and asked me if I knew which plot he was actually buried in.  

It was nice to know that they did read the inscriptions on the headstones and took extra interest.

 

PS -- I did show them where he was laid to rest.

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