Druids tombstone by suesouthwood

Druids tombstone

I like to look around cemeteries and graveyards, as I find there are often very interesting memorials. Whilst in Bristol I came across this very unusual one. I thought at first it was depicting 'Death', but on reading the inscription, it was erected by the Officers and Members of the Bristol and West of England district United Ancient Order of Druids in recognition of one Henry Hodge who was district secretary for 30 years and died in 1912. As well as the druid symbolism, it also shows oak leaves, laurel leaves and olive branches, which are more usual grave symbols
Very elaborate headstone, in recognition for all his years. I too like wandering around cemeteries, you come across some very interesting and also very sad inscriptions.
May 6th, 2016  
@dianeburns Indeed you do. The old part of this particular cemetery is quite run down, and a lot of the headstones are damaged, which is very sad
May 7th, 2016  
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