Memorials on Shotover

I would like a tree,
an old English species like an oak,
in a public space if that can be managed,
somewhere beautiful.
Freya Dudley
Aged 19

There’s a new website cataloguing all of the memorials in the Shotover Country Park and it can be found here.

18 July 2017

18 July 2017

We got an email from one of Freya’s school friends today.

“[Freya] once asked me whether I had read a particular book. I replied, ‘no’, and she said: ‘I’m pleased you were honest. I made that book up.’ We were only in year 7 but it really made me laugh, for some reason, [...]

18 July 2015

18 July 2015

Christmas 2014


The front of Freya's memorial stone

At the weekend we helped Bernard Johnson put in place the head stone he carved for Freya. Bernard took ideas from Freya, Freya’s family and from Joe, and created this magnificent memorial which reflects her life and interests.

The image on the back of Freya's memorial

The image on the [...]

To Rest

Nothing remains of your bed;The timber has rottedAnd its nails are a tasteOf blood in the mouth.The tissue of your purseHas spilled the beadsThat held (like dew)Your many worlds.The cross forged from goldCoins from Constantinople,Inlaid with Indian garnetsJuicy as pomegranateAfter a millennium of dark,Nestles in your heart.Grey with use,  yourDaily knife falls to hand.Your family [...]

Christmas 2012

Design by Helen Dudley. Quotation from JRR Tolkien. The constellation is the Pleiades, the Leporid is a hare, and the pose is imitated from a painting by the Chinese painter Cui Bo made in 1061. The text is set using the Shotover typeface.

18 July

Freya at Cambridge

12 February

18 July

Favourite things

We’d like to say thank you to everyone who left flowers on or around 18th. They are all beautiful, and much appreciated.