The Slocombe Memorial M22/889

The Slocombe Memorial was repaired in the Summer of 2016 by Fine Memorials for Mr and Mrs Fisher

Slocombe Memorial

The Slocombe memorial consists of a large white granite cross. The inscription reads: 22/889 In Loving Memory of Annie Matilda beloved wife of Harry Slocombe died July 3rd 1926 aged 42 years. At Rest. Also of Matilda Tapscott mother of the above born January 16th 1861 died June 10th 1950.

Over time toppling and subsidence had taken its toll. In the Summer of 2016 it was repaired by Fine Memorials and the Friends Volunteers for Mr and Mrs Fisher, who kindly funded it while having their adjoining Stevens family plot conserved.

First of all the disarticulated parts had to be removed, the ground below levelled, then a new foundation platform set into place.
The heavy plinths, kerbs and the large crosses could then be cemented and pinned back into place.
Slocombe Memorial
When Fine Memorials had finished this, it was time for the Friends' volunteers to tidy up the inside of the kerbs.
The memorials then started to resemble something of their former glory.
Slocombe Memorial
The completed repair with brand new chippings from Cannington Quarry. This whole row now looks excellent and it should, befitting the memory of the dead.