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Letter from Dwina Gibb about headstone for Robin Gibb

This is to all the fans out there.

We wanted to let friends and fans know that at last we have had all the permissions for a very special headstone for Robin and we have been assured that the ground has now settled enough to erect the headstone. Special permission was also granted to carve both the front and the back of the headstone. The stone is Kilkenny Blue Marble, which is a very hard limestone rock that is quarried in Ireland. It was especially chosen by the Gibb family and the gold medallist sculptor and stonemason: Martin Cook. Martin is currently spending hours and hours carving the stone. We had originally thought of Welsh slate from the mines that Robin and I had visited, but St. Mary's Church is a Grade One listed Church, thought to have been originally an Anglo Saxon Royal Minster, with special rules and regulations. Slate is forbidden, but the stone we have now, has been allowed. Robin originally chose the Kilkenny Blue stone for sculptures in our garden that were carved by Michael Cooper. So this type of stone has a connection with the family already.

We apologise to friends and fans for the long delay but we wanted something very special and we had to be very patient in order to achieve it. If fans wonder where some of their gifts and tokens go that are placed on the grave... sometimes we have to remove them when it is overflowing with gifts, but we keep all of them and place them inside the special Memorial Chapel in our grounds. The Chapel is a shrine itself, filled with letters, drawings, gifts and prayers for Robin. Thank you for your own patience, your wonderful support and show of love. I have included two photos of the sculptor Martin Cook at work on the roses for the front of the stone.
With all good wishes and love to everyone,

Dwina Gibb ***


Comments

BarrysBabe0901 said…
this HEADSTONE WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT...THANK YOU SWINA AND FAMILY

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