On last Saturday 20th September our loyal band of workers and supporters turned out, yet again, for our latest Volunteer Day in the graveyard.
Many thanks are due to Tommy, Frank, Jake, David, Steve E., Sheila, Andrew, Phil, Steve C., Joe, Sylvia, Simon, Angela, Jacqueline, Gareth and John for everything they did to make this another very successful day.
The main tasks included:-
- preparing a new section for final levelling by removing numerous loose stones of all shapes and sizes, infilling collapsed graves, carefully and safely repositioning some headstones, redistributing soil and other loose material;
- creating safe access to an area inside the concrete fence which has been chosen as the most likely position for a proposed heritage mural;
- cutting down and removing unwanted tall vegetation which had begun to colonise the already cleared footprint of the former chapel building;
- helping an elderly resident to locate his grandparents’ grave which he has been unable to visit for many years.
By the end of the day our weary but happy team had taken another small but significant step towards restoring Saron Graveyard to a condition which will make it a community asset which we can all be proud of.