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Information on Headstones

Headstones are an important part of any family’s grieving process. Headstones serves to help families cope with their losses.

Headstones are inscribed with dates leading as far back as the 1700s, and mark the graves of several generations. There are Revolutionary War as well as Civil War veterans’ graves, and several cemeteries are regularly visited by family and friends. Headstones are attractive grave markers that can be positioned on the grave of a loved one. This item does not need to be purchased instantly.

If repairs are not undertaken then the right to erect and maintain a memorial will be terminated and the memorial may be removed. During safety inspections, required by law, any cosmetic cement joints may break; this will not leave the headstone unsafe. The Council has a legal responsibility to approve all inscriptions to ensure standards of decency are maintained.

The methods of dealing with unstable headstones has been revised and a metal stabiliser is now being used to avoid the stone being laid flat. This will allow owners to make the necessary repairs within a 4 month period.

Certain varieties of stone may be more appropriate in some places than in others, not only for their appearance but also because of the effect of weather or local conditions. A reputable memorial mason will advise you on all this.

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