The Counsell Memorial B1/1327

The Counsell Memorial was repaired in the Summer of 2016 by Fine Memorials for the Friends

When the cemetery was surveyed in 2008 the Counsell memorial was covered by a mass of brambles. Above shows the same area in 2010 and then again in 2015.

The brambles were cleared by the Friends Volunteers in 2011, revealing an utter mess of disarticulated memorials. Counsell is on the left above.

In 2013 the Friends and kind members of the public funded a major tidy up programme in this prominent section of the cemetery. Many memorials were repaired and raised. This memorial's inscription reads: 1/1327 Sacred to the Memory of William Counsell of Wembdon who died October 8th 1924 aged 67 years. Also of Mary Louisa wife of the above who died October 27th 1942. Thy will be done.

Counsell Memorial
However, the original cross for the Counsell memorial could not be found. Fine Memorials had reset the memorial on a new foundation, but it remained just a plinth.
Fortunately for the Counsell memorial a replacement was found. A cemetery near Wincanton had been sadly cleared in 2015, although a few fragments were salvaged, an attractive marble cross in this case. It fitted perfectly to this memorial, so it was pinned and cemented into place.
Counsell Memorial
The Friends' volunteers then scrubbed the memorial clean.
Counsell Memorial
This, with a couple of other memorials, completed the repair and tidying of this section of the cemetery. Also see our Before and After page here.