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July 1903 - Badsey Churchyard

Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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We regret to find that considerable damage has been done of late in the Churchyard, and it is painful to see torn shrubs, broken trees and trampled graves, where all should be in decent order. We appeal to the parishioners generally to assist as far as possible in preventing the desecration of this sacred spot a place which should claim the reverent care of all right minded people. The Churchwardens would be very unwilling to have to adopt stern measures, and they trust that a timely warning will have the desired effect. Children are forbidden to play in the Churchyard and older people, who should know better, will be severely dealt with if they climb the walls, make a thoroughfare, do damage to the grass, trees, shrubs or flowers, and more especially to the graves of those who sleep their last sleep in God's acre.