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Weʼre raising £1,000 to repair the headstone of my great grandparents, Mary and Frederick Ford.

Weymouth

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Frederick Charles Ford (often known as Charles Ford) was a dairy farmer at Radipole in the early years of the twentieth century. Starting at Manor Farm he also farmed at Causeway and Tumbledown Farms. After his wife Mary died in 1930 he lived in Radipole until he died at the age of 89, at Corner Cottages opposite Tumbledown Farm.

Frederick's headstone is in an overgrown corner of St Ann's churchyard at Radipole. It has fallen over and split in two. A local stone masonry firm has offered to clean, repair and re-erect the headstone, but it could cost as much as £1,000.

Any excess funds raised will be given to St Ann's Church to help with the upkeep of other graves and headstones.

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  • Robert Ford21 days ago
    Robert Ford

    Robert Ford

    21 days ago

    And here it is! The expertly restored headstone returned to St Anne's Church Radipole. Many thanks to all my friends and relatives who donated to this page.

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  • Robert Ford2 months ago
    Robert Ford

    Robert Ford

    2 months ago

    I've just heard back from the stone masons, and Hounsell would have been the name of the original mason who worked on the monument. Not only that, but my stone mason is David Hounsell, the great grandson of the Hounsell in question!

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  • Robert Ford2 months ago
    Robert Ford

    Robert Ford

    2 months ago

    I thought I would post an update to let everyone know about the headstone's progress. I checked the grave this morning and found that the base had been restored to its original brilliant white marble and is ready to take the headstone. Intriguingly, the name "Hounsell" is inscribed in small letters on the edge of the the plinth. Anyone know what this could mean?

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9 months ago

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Page last updated on: 9/13/2022 11.42

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13

  • Zadi

    Zadi

    Apr 27, 2022

    £30.00

  • Steve

    Steve

    Apr 27, 2022

    £50.00

  • Matt Barber

    Matt Barber

    Apr 27, 2022

    £20.00

  • Paul Ford

    Paul Ford

    Feb 14, 2022

    I've been tracing my family history and have common ancestry from the Weymouth area so am happy to help with this, good luck Bob.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 2, 2022

    £10.00

  • Norma Ford

    Norma Ford

    Feb 2, 2022

    Family history is so important.

    £40.00

  • Keith Sloan

    Keith Sloan

    Jan 31, 2022

    £10.00

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