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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 ... > Saving a Friend of Florence Nightengale

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James McMahon and his wife Elizabeth McGee
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 1
Crimean War Stone
Mc MAHON
**the fellas assess and prepare
to work lifting this very heavy
stone back to it's original
postion on the base
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 2
Crimean War Stone
Mc MAHON
**Paul is strapping the
headstone to be raised
by Bruce using our lift
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 3
Crimean War Stone
Mc MAHON
**the stone is being manipulated
and adjusted to try and lift
**many hands are involved to make
this lift a success with no damage
being done to the headstone or base
and allowing it to be lifted in total safety
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 4
Crimean War Stone
Mc MAHON
**stone in position, being lifted
**a very slow process
**No Room for Mistakes Now
as the last thing they'd want, would be
for it to bump against the base
and break a chunk out of it
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 5
Crimean War Stone
Mc MAHON
**Paul & Bruce are placing
a sealing compound on the base
which will keep moisture from seeping
in between the base & headstone, which
can freeze in cold weather & cause some
serious sliding problems
**preventative step taken, saves many hours
of repositioning again
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Photo: Trish NighPic # 6
Crimean War Stone
Mc MAHON
**Relatives stand with the
newly repositioned
Crimean War Stone
**with the work done, hopefully
this stone will stay preserved
for many years to come.
Four years later it is still in
beautiful shape standing
straight and strong.
Mc MAHON
 
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