People today just don’t know how to behave. There is no discipline. Fighting, swearing, misbehaving on a Corporation tramcar – we didn’t act like that when I was young.
Monthly Archives: May 2019
There is something rather lovely about this old gravestone, standing snug against the sandstone walls of St Martin’s in Brighouse. Perhaps it’s the almost Pre-Raphaelite design, perhaps it is the challenge presented by the Roman numerals. It stands out not by its size or dominance of the graveyard, but by the fact that it hides its beauty and challenges you to discover it.
JOSEPH BARBER DIED
MARCH XIX MDCCCLXII
AGED LVII YEARS
MARIANNE BARBER DIED
SEPTEMBER XIII MDCCCLXXV
Joseph Barber was a Brighouse solicitor and mill-owner. His son, William (who may well have commissioned the gravestone), at one stage contested the Halifax constituency as a Conservative candidate and later became a High Court Judge.