Welton le Wold, St Martin, Memorial (Hughes)
This small brass plaque betrays a story of tragedy when the Rector's only child died as a result of a riding accident. It reads:
In Memory of/ EDMUND LAWSON/ HUGHES/ only Child of the Revd Edm W Hughes/ Rector of the Parish/ who was suddenly called from this life/ vi Nov mdcccxlviii/ aged xi years In accordance with whose wishes/ and in consequence of whose/ death, this church was rebuilt/ and enlarged/ Anno Domini mdcccxlix.
Around the edge it says "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
Jean Howard, 8 October 2021
Welton le Wold, Saint Martin Church, plaque, Edmund Lawson Hughes