All Quiet on the Gravestone Front
Someone asked me today if I ever heard what the outcome/ resolution (if any) to the headstone destruction, back in September 2011, was. I’ve just searched the Phantom site, but can’t find anything beyond the lamentable/ lamenting postings of Sept/Oct 2011.
Good grief – is it really 18 months since the St Alfege Gravestone Unpleasantness? Yes, I guess it must be. Anyone who doesn’t remember the story can best read about it at Greenwich.co.uk, the site that first broke it. I prefer to show a ‘before’ photo as (as you’ll see from Rob’s pictures) the ‘after’ is rather distressing.
Having been completely out of the loop for some time, I’d lost track of this story, so I asked Rob from greenwich.co.uk if he’d heard what happened next. His reply makes drepressing reading:
“As far as I know, not a single thing has happened. There was a change around in the council cabinet, and whoever now in charge hasn’t progressed it at all ( in fact, when I contacted the old friends group in Dec they didn’t know John Fahy was no longer in charge).
Broken headstones presumably in storage, no moves to set up a new friends group or reform the old one.”
So, John – your answer is – nothing. Perhaps the internal fighting has overtaken it, perhaps the cost-squeezing has sidelined it, I don’t know. But you’re right – poking at it from time to time will keep it at the front of the mind…
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