This family is spending lockdown time cleaning headstones in local cemeteries
With so many countries under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have a lot of free time on their hands. There is a family in Cheshire, England, that decided to spend their quarantine time cleaning headstones in local cemeteries. Ryan van Emmenis, along with his children, has cleaned more than 20 headstones since lockdown started last month.
It started after a friend posted a picture on social media of his sister’s headstone. Ryan runs a cleaning company and noticed it had become weathered, so he offered to clean it.
“I thought ‘I can do this more’,” he told a news agency. “When I’m out on my walks I pass a couple of churches and there are some really old headstones and tombstones. I thought I’ll just take a out a little brush, some cleaning products etc and as I pass when I stop for my little break I’ll have a little drink of my water and do a bit each day.”