Sunday 17 July 2016

"A wonderfully fulfilling project"

These were the feelings expressed by the grandchildren of one of the cemetery's 'residents' recently.  The two girls, Suzanne and Sam, decided to clean up their grandparents' grave as a surprise for their mother.  They consulted with family friend, Helen Page (trustee and horticulturist) who encouraged them in their endeavours. 

We don't have any before photos, but here is the 'after' and you will agree that they have done a beautiful job.

This is something anyone who has a family grave that may currently be sprouting nothing but weeds can do.  It doesn't have to cost a lot of money - just some time and effort.  You may have noticed some planting that's been done near the High Street gate entrance in recent months.  If you haven't, it's worth a visit as Helen and her workers have created a very impressive entry with simple plantings.

We'll be updating this site in the weeks to come with some guidelines on how headstones can be safely cleaned and maintained.

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