Sunken Grave Restoration

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26. Sunken Grave Restoration

Ongoing maintenance is needed at an old cemetery such Ross Bay Cemetery. Sunken graves happen when a coffin decomposes and the soil above sinks down to fill the space. More soil is put into the grave and tombstones and curbing sometimes need to be straightened if they have tipped over.

The Old Cemeteries Society volunteers conduct cleaning and restoration of grave markers on a regular basis.