Peter Stanier On The Story Behind Shaftesbury’s Cast Iron Grave Markers

We’re used to seeing gravestones in our churchyards and cemeteries. But have you paid much attention to cast iron markers?

Peter Stainer beside a cast iron marker in Enmore’s St John’s Churchyard

Shaftesbury industrial archaeologist Peter Stanier takes us on a tour of St John’s churchyard in Enmore Green and Shaftesbury’s Trinity Churchyard to share the interesting story behind the metal markers.