It can be important to the family to mark the grave so if they wish, a wooden plaque may be placed on a grave.
It should be of natural wood, not painted or varnished and can be any shape as long as it’s no larger than A3 paper size overall [420 x297mm, 16.5 x11.5 inches]. The deeper the lettering and the more coats of a colourless oil such as tung, linseed or Danish oil, the better.
Markers should be placed flat or as near to the ground as possible and not fixed to the ground. This means a plaque can be removed to dry out, be cleaned up and be re-oiled so they last longer. And it means a strimmer/mower can pass over it when the big mow happens in the autumn.
All of the following have made plaques for Barton but you don’t have to use one of them, there are other makers. Often friends and family have woodworking skills, so you can use others but please make sure they know our requirements.
- Machine carved [often with more options to include images]
Andrew Roberts, Bucks 07806 557464 www.arbc.co.uk
Laserloft, St Ives, Cambs Alex Hamill 07710 089371 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sign Maker, Devon http://www.sign-maker.net/
– Hand carvers
Neil Barber, Whittlesford, Cambs. Tel: 01223 837259 Email: email@example.com
Ed Burnett, Great Barford, Beds. Tel: 01234 870292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zowie Willow, Ramsey, Cambs. Tel: 07824 164748 Email: email@example.com