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Fergus Keyes

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Book Launch and Cemetery Plans
« on: June 04, 2006, 10:17:32 AM »

Claude's Book launch yesterday was great and attended by a number of people from our group including Anne; Kelley; Audrey & Ken... The book, itself is very neat. We took some pictures of the event and hope to post them soon.

Claude also gave us an opportunity to speak to the group in attendance about our restoration project. And we were also able to discuss the project with Mr. Charbonneau, the Mayor of St-Colomban and a representative of the Federal member of Parliment for the area and others - Great conversations and obvious support for our efforts.

In addition, we did slightly update our plan for the monument and Jeff has included an updated view at this link:-

http://www.stcolumban-irish.com/Restoration/Restoration-Proposals.html

Of course, this is still in the planning stage. People liked the idea and certainly the concept of making the wall in brick as per a design used in the Huntington Cemetery which Ken Neil included in his report on possibilities. We'll try to get an image of this brick wall idea posted soon so that everyone can see what we are talking about...

Take Care everyone....

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Brick Wall Concept for Cemetery
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2006, 01:22:39 PM »

To make the "Brick Wall" a little more clear, Jeff has added a few pictures of a wall that demonstrates the concept.

Ken Neil, on his many visits to different locations as research for our project, took these images.

They are from the Saint John's Anglican Church in Huntington, Quebec.

Having the same problem - a number of broken tombstones etc., this is the wall that they built. Ken mentioned that it is so attractive, that the traffic in the area often slows to view the wall and people, not at all connected to the Church, sometimes get out and take pictures.

So one concept would be to build our Celtic Cross using this brick wall idea...

To view the Cross Plan and the Brick Wall example, just click on this link:-

http://www.stcolumban-irish.com/Restoration/Restoration-Proposals.html

Of course, if you have any comments or suggestions etc., please post your views here....
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