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Home > Restorations of special significance. (Preserving Crypts of Maple Leaf, the Crimean War Stone, and plotting the Henson Cemetery) > *****Preserving these special Historical Monuments ... > Restoration / Preservation of the Eberts Crypt

Photo by T Nigh.Backfilling the Edges of the Eberts Monument
Photo by T Nigh.The Eberts Monument is Finished. Celebrating a successful conclusion.
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**crypt in urgent need of repairs
*Paul Thorpe is discussing the
process of getting the crypt ready
for repairs
**June 5/2010
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
** shows the deteriorating wall
of the crypt
**Paul has started digging the trench
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**as you can see the end
wall of the crypt is separating
and falling out of place.
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**bottom end of crypt
is now in jeopardy of
letting the slab top tip
**partially trenched
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**the end wall has fallen out
of place, exposing some of
the interior brick work
**trenching is now done
**waiting now for removal of top
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**Paul Thorpe has finished
the trench and roped off the area.
**Smyths to arrive to remove the top
**Antonio & Paul DaCosta will do
the repairs to the walls of the crypt.
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**loose bricks and mortar
being removed in preparation
of repairs
Photo: Trish NighEBERTS Crypt
**top end of crypt is exposed
showing the arch design of the
burial tomb.
**the arch helps to bear and distribute
the weight to the outside walls
**this section is also loose and
needs to be remortared to keep
it from caving in.
Photo: Trish NighA good view of the actual
deterioration of this beautiful
Eberts Crypt.
Photo: Trish NighThe top was secured with large
nylon type straps & lifted off by
Smyth Memorials.
Bert controls the lift process
with the remote on the truck
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