The headstones of two music hall singers at a cemetery in the UK have been covered up with wooden pallets to hide “offensive” language.

“The gravestones of G H Elliott and Alice Banford, who both wore blackface, are now covered at St Margaret’s Church in Rottingdean,” reports BBC News.

The Archdeacon for Brighton said efforts were underway to contact family members in order to have the inscriptions changed.

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