Monday, 26 December 2011

Robert Aitken

The snow has completely disappeared and the gravestones are once more in proper view. I don't usually feature too many modern gravestones but for this blog I will eventually record all the stones in West Linton graveyard so when my eye fell on this impressive one, with beautiful patterns, I could not resist.

It was erected for Sir Robert Aitken and the full inscription reads:


loving memory


Robert Aitken

born May 1863

died 18th April 1924

and his wife


Mary Lobb

who died

13th February 1937

Also their daughter

Margery Grace Black

born 5th November 1897

died 11th July 1961

Apparently Sir Robert had something to do with the Imperial Bank of India in his day.

Don't you just love the Celtic knot patterns on this stone? Very inspirational.

1 comment:

John Aitken said...

Sir Robert Aitken was my great grandfather.