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Roadside Memorial, At The Alton ‘Circle’, For Motorcycle Victim ‘Gary Murphy’.

by Anura Guruge


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Attribution WILL be enforced.



This memorial, replete with two full-size plastic chairs, was installed at the ‘Circle’ yesterday, i.e., June 2, 2018. By far the most elaborate and extensive Roadside Memorial in Alton — and we have a few. I gather it was done by ‘Mary’, the owner of Alton’s uber-successful ‘JP China‘ Chinese restaurant. It appears that ‘Gary Murphy’ was her brother-in-law.

I did not know him. But, given that he is supposed to have operated the new Alton car wash the chances are that I have met/seen him since I have used that car wash a number of times.

The Alton ‘Circle’ is BIG and the vegetated center is in a hollow. So as you can see from some of the pictures, this roadside memorial is in that large hollow. But, it is visible from the road.


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by Anura Guruge

New Hampshire Hoping To Pass A Law To Limit The Growing Craze With ‘Roadside Memorials’.

by Anura Guruge



The New Hampshire ‘House Bill’ (HB) waiting approval. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Here is the link to the original: legiscan.com/NH/text/HB1428/id/1656461


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While I can kind of understand the motivation and cathartic value, these roadside memorials, around here, are getting out of hand. They were erecting quite an elaborate one, replete with a plastic palm tree and two Adirondack chairs in the MIDDLE of Alton Circle today — probably to memorialize a local that died, at the circle, in a motorcycle accident last week. That one, right smack in the middle of the circle, is quite distracting — and that circle, already, is fraught with danger.

So, I for one, will be really glad to see some legislation limiting these roadside memorials.

I personally think 90-days is too much. I would have gone with 14-days, MAX. Plus, there should be size limitations.

But, this would be a start — though it has NOT passed the house as yet.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Pittsburgh’ By Very Gifted, Alton, N.H. Photographer John Bishop.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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 .by Anura Guruge


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>> And another — Nov. 20, 2013.
>> Another John Bishop picture — Nov. 5, 2013.


Pittsburgh skyline aerial

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Another Photograph By Very Talented, Alton, N.H. Photographer John Bishop.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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 .by Anura Guruge


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>> Another John Bishop picture — Nov. 5, 2013.


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Photograph By Very Talented, Alton, N.H. Photographer John Bishop.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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 .by Anura Guruge


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