THE FRAGMENTS FOUND IN THE CEMETERY
In June 2018 Michelle Simmonds found these pieces of earthenware, believed to be possibly remnants of the urns from the Garden of Remembrance.
A larger collection of broken earthenware found at the same time. There is no obvious explanation for why these fragments might have been found in the location they were.
Location of fragments June 2018
Michelle has highlighted the area in which the fragments were found. It is a patch of loose and mixed soil which we believe is the residue of the soil excavated to facilitate the construction of the gravel roadway.
The Douglas Aspden fragments
Douglas Aspden collected these fragments in July 2019 from the same area and slightly to the right of where Michelle Simmonds had discovered her fragments one year earlier. Again there is no obvious reasons why these fragments should have been found where they were.
Copies of these photos were circulated to the Archdeacon as well as the owners, and subsequently to Ribble Valley Borough Council as part of our objection to planning permission being granted. To date, we have received no response or comment from any of those agencies