|Looks like a nice old grave to us ...|
|Then someone suggested it needs restoration ...|
|Gridblasted and fresh paint ...|
The red stuff is some 'tasteful' floral decoration
and thus not permanent.
|And now this to finish it off ...|
-JdK and SG- Ian has recently drawn our attention to the current - and in our view - now rather over-restored state of the grave of James Lansdowne Norton and his wife. The restoration was recently carried out, I understand, under the auspices of the Norton Owners' Club with the agreement of family members. Photos of the before and after state of the grave are attached and we are grateful to Ian for mentioning it. Did it need a bit of tidying up? Yes, probably. Was it necessary to apparently gritblast the stone work, change the original granite chippings and add the somewhat oversize plaque with an outline of a poorly restored 1916 Big Four? Not in our view, but we accept it's all a matter of personal opinion!