The Laver Memorial H11/501

The Laver Memorial was repaired in April 2019 by Fine Memorials for Jill Trethewey and Clare Spicer.

The Laver memorial lay next to a main path in the Anglican section of the cemetery, and had been toppled at some point. In previous years the Friends had tidied the plot up and straightened the stones.

In the winter of 2018 the Friends were contact by descendants of Henry and Emma Laver, looking to repair the memorial. Fine Memorials dismantled the kerbs and laid a new foundation landing, which allowed the kerbs and headstone to be remounted, while also ensuring that no further subsidance could occur in the future.

The inscription on the memorial reads: 11/501 In Loving Remembrance of William Laver who was drowned at sea Nov. 18th 1893 aged 22 years. Also of Emma Laver mother of the above and the beloved wife of Henry Laver who died October 22nd 1921 aged 73 years. Also of William Woodland father of the above Emma Laver who died Oct 18th 1907 aged 100 years. Also of Henry Laver husband of the above who died November 27th 1934 aged 88 years.

The next job for them was to replace some of the lost lead letters that had fallen away over the years.

The Friends' volunteers then supplied new chipping to complete the repair.