READING AND RESTORING GRAVESTONES
SO OFTEN, WHEN EXPLORING GRAVEYARDS AND READING ‘STONES’, WE ARE CONFRONTED BY PROBLEMS RELATING TO UNDERSTANDING MUCH DESTROYED OR VANDELISED GRAVESTONES.
MERRY DEWAR WRITES:
“This might seem a bit remote, but here are two website addresses that discuss how to make illegible gravestones more legible – filling the depressiosn with shaving foam and chalk, often recommended, are apparently both no-no’s. Using a mirror or torch to direct light at an angle is apparently preferred, being non-invasive. I wish I’d thought of this when I was in Devon, hunting gr gr grandfather among the lichen!
Otherwise, perhaps the use of torches or mirrors could be mentioned on the website as a useful tip?”
BEFORE YOU NEXT VISIT A GRAVEYARD, READ THESE AND FEEL MORE CONFIDENT THAT YOUR TRIP IS GOING TO BE WORTHWHILE.