Every now and then we come across wayside shrines. Sadly these are often on pavements at the site of traffic accidents or where someone died violently. Sometimes they commemorate a place which was precious to the person being commemorated.

One such has recently appeared at the top of Edge Lane. There is a memorial card, a small wreath and a poem to ‘Mum’.

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There are no clues to the identity of the person commemorated. The poem is rather sad (click on the image for a bigger picture).