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Mystery tombstone found in Caister parish cemetery

PUBLISHED: 17:15 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:25 18 August 2016

Mystery tombstone that was dug up at Caister parish cemetery. Picture: George Ryan

Mystery tombstone that was dug up at Caister parish cemetery. Picture: George Ryan

George Ryan

A headstone in a Caister cemetery which remained buried underground for over a century has been found during maintenance work.

A workman found what he thought was a lump of buried concrete.

However, upon closer inspection, he saw it was a perfectly preserved headstone, with the original paint still intact. The inscription reads: “William, the beloved of Eliza Boatwright, who died July 2nd 1896, aged 60.”

nIf anyone has any information, contact reporter George Ryan by email: george.ryan@archant.co.uk

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