I love this image which bizarrely reminds me of my childhood. I must have walked past this gravestone hundreds of times in the past, from going to sunday school, visiting family graves, cutting through the churchyard on the way home from school, going to and from friends homes and now planning our wedding which will be held at the church next year. This old grave stone dated 1826 is against the church along with a few others, probably as they have fallen over they are rested against the wall of the church in days gone by. Over the years the lichen has almost camouflaged the slate gravestone against the granite wall of the church making you almost have to look twice at the image.
We found this gravestone in a churchyard in Gunwalloe a few months back, it’s a proper Cornish gravestone belonging to Jane and William Cornish.
Lovely colours and great textures of Cornwall!