A Child

Picture of a Georgian gravestone in Leeds.

Walking around the churchyard of the church of St Wilfrid at Calverley a few days back I noticed this small headstone with just a few words incised on it by a stonemason. The words on the gravestone are: W G died Jany 21st 1811, aged 4 years. I know nothing about WG, not even if a boy or a girl. The headstone is nicely carved by a mason who knew their craft back in the days when it was all done by hand.

These were tumultuous times here in the England of 1811 when this youngster died and was buried here in Leeds, Yorkshire. This was the period of the Napoleonic Wars and also the Anglo – Swedish War 1810–1812

You can see more pictures and stories of graves, headstones and memorials from around the World at Taphophile Tragics

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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