Project News July 2015

Friends of Saron volunteers were delighted to find at the July Volunteer Day that the wild flower seeds that had been scattered over levelled parts of the graveyard  in the spring were now beginning to produce a show.

Saron begins to bloom.

Saron begins to bloom.

A graveyard should not be a gloomy place.

A graveyard should not be a gloomy place.

Rolf Brown, Wildlife Officer, Merthyr Council was pleased to present members of Friends of Saron with a reclaimed oak board inscribed ‘Saron‘.

Friends of Saron receive sign board from Rolf Brown MTCBC.

Friends of Saron receive sign board from Rolf Brown MTCBC.

Volunteers then installed the board near to the graveyard entrance.

The sign has been concreted in place.

The sign has been concreted in place.

Saron sign seen through recently refurbished gates.

Saron sign seen through recently refurbished gates.

Daisy and Rej Sohanpal of Family Shopper, Troedyrhiw are noted locally for supporting a variety of worthy causes. Friends of Saron are extremely grateful for their generous decision to donate the proceeds of a raffle that they recently held to this project and would also like to thank all residents who participated.

Daisy & Rej of Family shopper receive a small token of thanks from Friends of Saron.

Daisy & Rej of Family shopper receive a small token of thanks from Friends of Saron.

Graveyard Safety – Friends of Saron are working hard to make the graveyard the community asset it once was but a period of over 30 years of neglect and lack of maintenance has taken its toll. Some areas are now unsafe and so we must, unfortunately, discourage all casual visitors until matters can be put right. If, however, you would like to visit a particular family grave at your own risk please make contact with us and we will make all necessary arrangements. A temporary security fence now indicates where the most unsafe areas are. We would be grateful if parents and other responsible adults would deter children from entering the graveyard.

The temporary fencing is a warning only and not a strong barrier.

The temporary fencing is a warning only and not a strong barrier.

 

 

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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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