This beautiful setting, close to the entrance to the church on the south side of the building, is bright and sunny. A pot of lavender - to help attract insects - would do well here. Or we can leave a 'heart' or 'Cornish' themed painted stone if you prefer, or a bunch of flowers grown in Cornwall, when available, wrapped to keep them fresh.
Zachary & Florence Mudge - Hayle
Hayle-based doctor and his wife
10th December 1934 & 21st November 1938 - Phillack churchyard
Dr Zachary Belling Mudge was a medical doctor in Hayle for many years, until he retired in 1932. He lived with his wife, Florence, at The Retreat in Hayle, along with three members of staff, and it is here that Florence died in 1934, two years after her husband had retired.
Dr Mudge was born in Hayle, the son of a medical practicioner, and practised in the early part of his career with his father, and later with his brother, Dr Thomas Mudge, also in Hayle.
Zachary lived first with his parents, and after their deaths with his older siblings, at Railway Villas in West Phillack, until he married Florence, 18 years his junior, in 1903. Dr Zachary Mudge had close associations with Phillack church, and fulfilled the role of Churchwarden there for many years, and is also noted as one of the vice-presidents of the Hayle Model Yacht club in 1908. His sister, Miss Lizzie Mudge, also lived in Hayle.
He was aged 76 when he passed away, and his funeral was well attended. A local press-clipping reflects on his extensive contribution to the local community through his professional and personal roles.