Spring Volunteer Day, 12th April 2014

For once, the weather was kind to our volunteers who succeeded in moving the improvement work in the graveyard forward by a modest but significant amount.

Many thanks are due to the following who gave of their time and effort to make this another rewarding day:-

Irene Winter                    Sylvia Johnson                      Steve Collier

Simon Collier                   Sheila Walker                        Tommy Cunningham

Steve Edwards                 Andrew Collier                     Phil Howells

David Collier                    Peter Smith                            Alan Owen

Adrian Owen                    Angela L’Homme

Some of our 'early bird' volunteers.

Some of our ‘early bird’ volunteers.

The work can be hard but is very satisfying

The work can be hard but is very satisfying

 

All types of work are equally important.

All types of work are equally important.

Picking up the pieces -  A damaged headstone.

Picking up the pieces – A damaged headstone repaired by our volunteers.

An unwelcome discovery. Medical 'sharps' box found dumped in the graveyard.

An unwelcome discovery. Medical ‘sharps’ box found dumped in the graveyard.

Having worked from 10.00am until 6.00pm our volunteers had certainly ‘made a difference’ in the graveyard by:-

  • attending to areas of subsidence etc at some graves;
  • collecting general rubbish from across the site;
  • general weeding and tidying;
  • moving some small to medium sized pieces of loose masonry which were creating potential trip hazards;
  • removing some material which was hampering levelling and restoration work;
  • carrying out some limited repair work;
  • providing assistance to those who wish to care for and improve family graves.

A tiring but inspiring day’s work for our volunteers.

Well done and many thanks to one and all!

 

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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