Parish – St Andrew the Less
This monument was not recorded by the CFHS survey.
Slate ledgerstone located 3 rows from the east wall in the far north of the cemetery.
Rose Beatrice Cubitt
28 December 1981
30 April 2000
“Earth, lie not heavy on her
for she trod lightly on you”
Rose died when she was 18 years old. She was a keen letter writer and part of a charity that organised Pen Pals for children with health problems. She also loved cats.
Family and friends still visit her memorial.
Lie lightly on her, turf and dew …
She put so little weight on you.
—Marcus Valerius Martial
The lines above appear in a poem Martial wrote for a slave girl, Erotion, who died six days short of her sixth birthday.