Monday, 16 July 2007

Fecitt's memorial

Opposite a couple of mills on the way to work there is a stone mason's yard. It's been there many years and served the local community in providing memorials and stone products. Recently the stone saws and jib crane have been idle. It's a very basic place and would be quite tough to work there in the winter. First thing in the morning on cold days, I would see the fire stoked up as the mason prepared his daily work. Often he'd be there on the way back. He's not there now and most of the stone has gone. All that's left are the 40ft jib and the peeling paint. This can be their memorial because no doubt someone will come along and squeeze a few flats in the space it occupies between the road in front and the railway behind.

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