Help is at hand if you want a memorial with style

How right Julian Smith is to complain about the poor quality of typography on memorial stones (Letters, DW 12 August).

How right Julian Smith is to complain about the poor quality of typography on memorial stones (Letters, DW 12 August).

My son, Drew, was born prematurely and died 14 years ago and arranging the headstone was one of the few things I felt I could do for him.

I wanted his memorial to be special, I wanted it to show him as an individual and after much persuasion the stonemason did produce typography I was satisfied with. But it was a difficult struggle.

Another friend of mine was so determined to produce something special for his wife that he went to a stonemason and learnt to cut the letters himself.

Can I suggest the website www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk, which was founded by Harriet Frazer three years after the death of her stepdaughter, the writer Sophie Behrens.

Her experiences in dealing with the difficulties encountered in finding someone to make a beautiful headstone, finding the right words to use and in overcoming prohibitive churchyard rules and regulations has led to the idea of helping others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

Harriett also edited a book The Art of Remembering which is available on the website.

Chris Hoskins

Director

Ellipsis

London WC2B

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