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The restoration of Robert Howlett's grave is complete. Restorers lifted the memorial plinth on Tuesday 1st August and, after some remedial work beneath, installed a new bespoke concrete base. The plinth was then lowered onto this solid base which replaced crumbling, unstable brickwork, and will support his Yorkstone memorial indefinitely.
On 3rd August the obscured text inscription was re engraved using skills authentic to 1858, bringing the grave back to its original condition.
This crowdfunded project has only been made possible by the generosity of people from all corners of the world, photographers, distant relatives and anonymous well wishers. Howlett's grave will be re dedicated on 14th October in a unique ceremony celebrating this young man's short life.
A JustGiving page is available for donations towards the on going care of his grave to preserve this wonderful restoration here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/howlett-grave
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