Man discovers he’s been mourning at wrong grave for 30 years
A British man said he felt “let down” after discovering he was mourning for his daughter at the wrong grave for 30 years.
George Salt told the BBC that his daughter, Victoria, died in July 1988 when she was just 34 hours old. She was buried at the Southern Cemetery in Manchester.
Salt said he had been visiting her gravesite twice a year. He arrived one day to find the headstone was missing.
“I looked down and was completely gob smacked. I thought, ‘Where’s the stone gone?'” Salt told the BBC.
A search of the cemetery turned up the headstone at a public grave where Victoria and the remains of 16 others were buried. Cemetery employees moved the stone after discovering it wasn’t in the right spot, according to the BBC.
“I just wasn’t told. I feel so let down,” Salt said. “When you go to a grave, you sit and talk and say what your troubles are, but the annoying thing is you’re talking to a piece of ground where she isn’t there.”