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Show respect for family's wishes for Syderstone gravestone, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

The article about the gravestone at Syderstone dismays me so much that I’ve felt compelled to write to you for the first time ever.

My grandad devoted an enormous part of his life tending to the church grounds at Syderstone and looking after the church itself.

He and I spent some of my most memorable, happiest days cutting the grass around the graves and collecting walnuts from the tree near the war memorial. He is now buried there together with my Nan and their two sons, my uncles that I was never fortunate enough to meet.

It is absolutely absurd that someone can take this approach to a family’s precious wishes when putting their loved ones to rest.

St Mary Churchyard Syderstone.. (5572226)
St Mary Churchyard Syderstone.. (5572226)

Please can someone see sense, show the common decency required when helping a family through a difficult time and allow them to have their requested words engraved on their headstone.

In a world where there’s far more wrong than right, surely this isn’t too much to ask.

Andy May

Son of Anne May (formerly Mussett), grandson of Fred and Phyliss Mussett

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