Here are just a few of the effigies which can be found on St James Church, Louth.
I don't know the story behind most, but I can tell you about two.
|Mr Edward Wilson and Cannon A C P Ward|
They are not very big, well not compared to the window. The church has many windows so they could easily be missed. I went there this morning with the sole purpose of finding them. Luckily I had a rough idea of where to look.
I recently read an article in Lincolnshire Life Magazine which showed a small photograph of the two sculptures, the magazine was dated 1969 - almost 50 years ago.
Canon Ward had done 17 years service at the church,
while Mr Wilson, generally known as "Dick" had spent 20 years as the verger.
The Church Council decided to reward their dedication and service by having two ancient, worn carvings removed and the new sculptures put in their place.
This is the little lane which they look out upon.
The article reckons that they should enjoy a semi-immortality of something like 500 years, weather and erosion permitting.