Monumental Inscriptions: family history on tablets of stone - Wednesday 5 June 2019 (2.30-4.30pm)
- Product Code: MIs 2019 06 05
- Availability: In Stock
'Monumental Inscriptions' are transcriptions taken from headstones, tombstones, plaques and war memorials.
This talk, by John Damon, will explore the different types of memorial that can be found in churches, chapels, graveyards and cemeteries and how the information from them was recorded. There is often personal family information about loved ones that cannot be found elsewhere in documents or on-line. Examples of interesting inscriptions will also be given. Sometimes something found on a gravestone can lead to a whole new line of investigation.
Practical aspects of reading engravings will be discussed and where to find the information from eroded, damaged or missing stones. It is sometimes very satisfying to browse in a churchyard rather than on a computer.
BEHOLD ALL YOU THAT PASS BY
THIS HOUSE OF CLAY WHEREIN I LY;
YOUR MORTAL STATE BEHOLD AND SEE,
FOR AS I AM SO MUST YOU BE.
St Mary’s West Stour
SDFHS Members: £3. Non-members: £5.
Book in advance* or pay at the door.
* Phone: 01935 429609, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or book online.
Venue: SDFHS Centre, Broadway House, Peter St, Yeovil BA20 1PN. Please note that the meeting room is on the second floor with no lift access.