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     Levelling the Churchyard - 1965

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These days, Ludham churchyard is mostly flat ground with gravestones scattered about. There are still a few graves which are marked with a mound of earth rather than a headstone (some have both).

Back in the 1960s, there were many more mounds and these created problems in cutting the grass. Mechanical mowers could not be used and so in late summer, the churchyard could resemble a hayfield. In 1965, the undergrowth was cut and many mounds were flattened creating the rather apocalyptic scenes below. These pictures were taken by Pop Snelling:

hay field

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