Archive for November 12th, 2010

I gasped when I saw this Celtic cross sprawled among the autumn leaves rather than standing tall.


It was hard to tell how long it has been down – the base wasn’t immediately visible, but a thick blanket of leaves covered the ground.


I am going to assume from the arrangement of the other stones around it that Rev. William Ashton Thompson, whose name is on the base of the cross, was the patriarch of a family who passed on both his vocation and his name. The Thompson family stones all had a small Celtic cross engraved on them, and at least two more of them indicated that his descendants had been addressed as Reverend as well.

Rev. W. Paul Thompson

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