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emblems and symbols - a look at the Victorian funeral traditions

emblems and symbols - a look at the Victorian funeral traditions

emblems and symbols - a look at the Victorian funeral traditions

(John G. Avery)

This booklet is designed to allow visitors to cemeteries to explore the meanings of the various symbols and emblems found on the headstones.  Images have been used from Southampton Old Cemetery [SOC], Ford Park Plymouth, Arnos Vale Bristol and Brompton.  This representative sample should allow visitors to also use the guide at many British cemetery locations in addition to those named.

There is also a glossary explaining some of the practices of undertakers, cemetery owners and church authorities.

Format: Booklet, 20.9 x 29.6 cm, 32 pages

Images © John G. Avery, Gillian Blake, John Dunkason, Bernard Lavell

Price: £4.00