Thursday, 10 April 2014

Death by the road

Roadside memorial at Rudyard

This roadside memorial to a motor-accident victim, Carl Matthews, is unusual, in being screwed into a tree.  The family must come back over the years to re-fix it, I suppose, as the tree expands.

The memorial is by the A523, the twisty and narrow road that runs parallel to Rudyard Lake - not a road I enjoy driving along.
Such memorials do bring home to the observer just how wasteful and pointless road-deaths are.


  1. Here it's often a cross on the side of a road.

  2. I know, my firend was killed by some idiot who overtook a car and knocked him off his bike. You see to many road side memorials now