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Black dog (Dusky) sitting on Mother's Tomb seat, small copper beeches visible behind and to the sides, Duck Run beyond. Slide numbered 21

The design, by Fred Spencer, for the stone seat known as "Mother's Tomb", accompanied by a handwritten note 'This is the first garden ornament I designed - I think in the mid 50s. It was the year of the Leeds Music Festival Centenary [1958] as the…

Old Orchard with Pond and Griffin Stone Sink, Mother's Tomb seat and Copper beech hedge. Folly in the background

Pond Area with two Japanese lanterns, curved stone seat surrounded by copper beech hedge, named by Fred and Robin Spencer 'Mother's Tomb', griffin trough. Folly is in background.

The Old Orchard with island bed, looking along the wall. 'Mother's Tomb' seat is visible in the background.

Japanese lantern by 'Mother's Tomb' stone seat and beech hedge

Stone seat (Mother's Tomb) in orchard with copper beech hedge.
This curved stone seat was designed by Fred and backed by a copper beech hedge. It was sited at the end of the orchard, and known affectionately as "Mother's Tomb" by Fred and Robin,…
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