Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Relocating Barbara's old tombstone

Barbara's old tombstone will be replaced with a new one in two months' time

Guys, Rob Radboud and I need your help. As you may have read from the previous post, Barbara's family in Cambridge will replace her old white tombstone with a new one, where her mother's name will be scribed on as well. Rob and I think that the tombstone should be preserved instead of being thrown away... and the best place for us is Hong Kong, where Barbara's memorial tablet is located.

However, we have not found a person who can help us from the Hong Kong end. It will be a tedious task, involving surely permits and money, because transporting the tablet won't come as cheap. But as long as there is a will, surely there is a way.

Thus, please email me if you'd like to help with this endeavour. We definitely need someone who lives in HK, or at least frequently visit HK. The plan has to move forward in two months, say by mid August, otherwise the old stone will not have a place to go (i.e. will be abandoned). Considering the historical value of the stone, I highly recommend we try to raise fund and work on the bueraucracy to move the stone to HK somehow. 

The secretary of the HK fans club that Rob contacted said that the stone relocation might be more feasible to be relocated in China, because the fans club there was planning to make a Barbara museum in China. But Rob and I still think HK is the better place, for it was Barbara's birth place and she lived a significant portion of her life there. 

Having said that, having never been to HK, let alone visiting Barbara's memorial tablet there, I don't know the situation there, or how much would it cost to maintain the stone there alongside the tablet. But I'm all ears.  

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