For Catholic families who made it to local cemeteries post-lunch, to observe All Souls Day and pray for their departed the rain was a dampener. It began to fall steadily though light and made life a tad difficult in side the cemeteries at Quibble Island and on St Mary’s Road.
Water began to flood the areas around many tomb stones but people really did not mind; they lit candles, placed flowers and said a prayer.
By 5 p.m. the crowd was thin and darkness fell quickly. In one graveyard, many tombs were covered by the rising rainwater, and all one could see were flower garlands adorning the crucifix atop each tomb.
All Souls Day is a day when Catholics remember their departed dear.