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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:49 am 
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I heard this on BBC Breakfast this morning. I hope something is done.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7660418.stm

Crisis over graveyard maintenance

A conference is taking place to discuss what is described as a crisis in the maintenance of graveyards.

English Heritage says Britain has the world's best graveyard heritage, but that gravestones are deteriorating through weathering and vandalism.

The meeting in Oxford will discuss how the neglect of the sites also means a decay of their social history.

English Heritage hopes renewed public interest in genealogy will improve conservation efforts in cemeteries.

BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent Robert Piggott says collections of stone monuments and gravestones have been built up over the centuries, often bearing colourful inscriptions.

But many have succumbed to weathering and the onset of undergrowth, and some gravestones have been removed by local authorities concerned for public safety, our correspondent added.

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