Joe Baden was pleased with his purchase of the land he hoped to develop.
The field was overgrown but held great potential for his plans until its secrets were discovered.
When the first stone was unearthed, it was thought to be a single item, but as the grass was cut back, more were revealed and on closer inspection, each had an inscription.
Over two hundred stones were uncovered, some along the field perimeter and others within, but each was a tribute to one who died, their simplistic messages lovingly etched on the surface.
Joe was taken aback and thought of what this field of memories meant. He did some local research into the families, some dating back to the First World War.
He decided to look elsewhere for his development site, having first secured a covenant that the souls of those departed here would not be disturbed and the field would be renamed as The Field of Remembrance.
Stones – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writers, the image shows some stones located in the grassland which is surrounded by hills.
This post was written for KL Caley’s Write Photo challenge