A Programme for 2015

Friends of Saron are committed to an accelerated programme of improvement work to bring part of the graveyard to a condition which will have a high visual impact. This will include refitting of refurbished chapel gates, more level ground, reduced trip hazards, improved access to graves and  a profusion of wild flowers. Such a demonstration of the vision and abilities of our group will, we hope, help us to unlock funding (on behalf of the site owner) for urgently necessary structural work.

At no charge for his time a skilled local metalworker is restoring the historic chapel gates.

At no charge for his time a skilled local metalworker is restoring the historic chapel gates.

Another Volunteer Day held towards the end of January carried the on-site work a stage further. Many thanks are due to  Tommy, Sheila, Andrew, Steve E., Steve C., Simon, Nicola, David and Angela for their ongoing support and hard work.

Some of our January volunteers

Some of our January volunteers

Once again, some interesting discoveries were made when two headstones dating back to the 1850’s were exposed when the soil which had been covering them was carefully removed.

Newly revealed headstone dated 1855

Newly revealed headstone dated 1855

Newly revealed headstone dated 1857

Newly revealed headstone dated 1857

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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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