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Tower Hamlets Cemetery Obsessive Compulsive Clean

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MarkMorgan Report 21 Mar 2013 20:31

I had a reply from the Cemetery on the Facebook page: "This was the activity we were most concerned about, and we took a great deal of advice from stone masons on how best to clean a red granite gravestone with graffiti. The agreed consensus was to use a very light grade of sandpaper, rubbing away the paint very gently. Anything else would have caused more damage".

So it seems they did take advice before letting them loose on the stone. I would have thought a poultice would have been appropriate but maybe these are only for more absorbant stone.


DazedConfused Report 20 Mar 2013 21:08

That person should have been prosecuted, what they did was just as bad as the graffitti.

Numpties all of them


MarkMorgan Report 20 Mar 2013 21:00

Argh! Screaming at the TV as on C4's Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners some muppet has just cleaned a gratified gravestone in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park with sand paper!

Ok, it appeared to work but leave it to the pros please.