While we are on Family History and the Hardys it is worth mentioning that the Hardy family memorial bench is at Southern Cemetery, it needs another coat of varnish which I did buy but not apply yet. We also have more of the stone monument restoration spray which has already worked wonders with the Hardy memorial and the Hastings memorial next door but one. When we go down to do the autumn clean up and plant spring bulbs and pansies we shall make a first attempt to restore the Robert Joseph Hardy memorial which is actually in remarkably good condition and now tended regularly by Mandy and myself. Any help is always welcome and the bench makes a nice picnic spot. In fact I thought one spring or summer we could have a 'family'picnic which would need to be a weekday when the gates are open so everyone could get parked up and access the plots.
Mark Ashmore and myself both have active Hardy family trees on Ancestry, I think Marks is also public so anyone on Ancestry can look at it and import information. All sorts of caveats must apply with anything on Ancestry as it has a habit of duplicating data and encourages a sort of 'snap' process of adding data without too much checking of relevance. THe rain came down after church this morning which put pay to doing the from garden any more but we did visit Fryers at Knutsford and got the pansies for planting up when I put the bulbs in , perhaps Monday while we are waiting for the glass to arrive for the display cabinets. For random interest just to show our folk what is on the Smugmug family section here is a sequence plucked from thousands. Mostly from Mandys grandparents era onwards. As I say just typical of thousands of shots. Our Smugmug site has by the way nearly half a million photos!