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South Brisbane Cemetery Spruce up!
« on: Sunday 26 May 19 03:21 BST (UK) »
ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
FITZGERALD - Co. Cork - Ireland
HOWLETT - Suffolk, England
PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England

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Re: South Brisbane Cemetery Spruce up!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 May 19 06:57 BST (UK) »
How interesting. A few of mine are buried there.

I presume they have received professional advice regarding cleaning methods and materials used so as to not damage the stones.  :)

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Re: South Brisbane Cemetery Spruce up!
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 May 19 07:06 BST (UK) »
I presume they have received professional advice regarding cleaning methods and materials used so as to not damage the stones.  :)

I was thinking the same thing.  This video nearly gave me a heart attack.

https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/sport/volunteers-work-to-restore-south-brisbane-cemetery/vp-AABTt4S

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Re: South Brisbane Cemetery Spruce up!
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 May 19 07:50 BST (UK) »
Errrr ... did the Cemetery Trust  understand what the volunteers would be actually doing to the monuments ...

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Re: South Brisbane Cemetery Spruce up!
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 May 19 12:46 BST (UK) »
I wonder what they have in those spray bottles. Whatever it is it seems to be "melting" the grime on the stones.

I originally thought it was a nice idea, but I am not so sure after watching that video. Someone was going hard at a marble monument with what looks like a metal brush.  :(

The surface of some of those old stones must be very delicate. You would hope there is training for volunteers rather than it just being a free for all.

Slightly concerning ....