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OF FEATHERS AND MICE...


On one of the Facebook pages devoted to the history of Wakefield, (my birthplace,) today was a post about three headstones that can be found in a corner of Wakefield's Thornes Park. The headstones mark the graves of three pets that, a hundred years or so ago, belonged to the Gaskell family that owned the land that is now the park. They had a magnificent mansion in that acerage. Their children actually owned the pets and one of the headstones is simply inscribed with the words 'My Mouse.' Such a large headstone for such a small creature.