I'm drawn to words cut into stone. Perhaps we all are. (God knew what he was doing when he conjured up the Ten Commandments for Moses!)
But they feel personal to me when I look up or down at them. It would have taken time to make them. Perhaps there would have been the brushing away of dust and small chips. There might have been chatter, tears, a kiss.
It's good to wonder about what we see, imagine the people who once lived, worked, played and died in the same place as we live now. We might be separated by time but we're connected by the land and our common humanity. And after all, it's people that bring history alive.
(And if you want to do more than wonder then you can read. Check out the Bibliography page on this website: such a wealth of local history resources. Many of the books can be found in local Libraries or may be available to borrow from friendly PTHS members.)