|With the site cleared Dorothy discusses the state of the headstone. Image F&D Bartley 2017|
As visitors to the cemetery will know the plot was in a sad condition. Time and some vandalism during the late 20th century left us little to be proud of. Fortunately Frank and Dorothy were on hand in Auckland to closely oversee the project from the outset. The work was carried out by Steven Webb, of Monumental Headstones and Plaques Ltd, who was able to salvage the marble and some surviving iron fittings.
|Marble reinstated, remaining ironwork cleaned and returned to original placement, with work proceeding on re-erction of the headstone. Image S Webb 2017|
|The completed reinstatement and restoration of the gravesite September 2017. Image F&D Bartley 2017|
Edward's wife Elizabeth Hannken also lies in this plot, along with their sons Percy and Claude (husband of Cassie Tooher). Edward's daughter Bertha Bartley, wife of Frank Mason, lies nearby in the Mason family grave.
|Frank Bartley stands with the reinstated headstone. The buff pink marble obelisk behind his shoulder is the Mason family plot where Bertha Bartley is interred. Image F&D Bartley 2017|
|Edward Bartley and Family Image BFA|