The thought of taking a walk through......
Our Journey to Willow Row Barrow
When my husband passed away I knew I needed a place to visit.
I had read about Long Cannings In Wiltshire and had decided I liked the idea of a stone barrow. My husband had been an architect and had a keen interest in archaeology and stone constructions.
I read about Willow Barrow and decided it seemed both a perfect place for his ashes and for me to visit. I wanted to experience the sense of the place so visited Willow Barrow last December on a crisp winter day. Walking down to the spinney felt like a pilgrimage and a connection to the nature around. I was amazed at the feelings it evoked once I was inside. The construction was really stunning and the lack of total sound was a unique sensory experience
We placed the ashes on the most beautiful sunny spring day with the sound of birdsong outside and we all felt being in the barrow had a profound uplifting effect. We lit candles and placed the urn in the niche and it felt peaceful and energising.
The whole experience has been amazingly positive at a time when it could have been total sadness.
The process of dealing with Toby (and Martin) has always been very supportive sympathetic and kind.
I now have a vision of the barrow in my memory which I can carry with me at all times and I find that very comforting at a time of profound loss and I can visit in private at any time.
Barbara April 2017