A lasting tribute

The once derelict site of a burial ground for Muslims who died in both World Wars has been lovingly restored and was re-opened in November 2015 as a Peace Garden in Woking, Surrey.

Moslem cemetery before restoration
This imaginative project inspires and encourages us. It was made possible through the efforts of a local volunteer group with support from the UK Government, English Heritage and Surrey County Council.

Moslim cemetery restored
Also, a fascinating BBC1 programme ‘Britain’s Muslim Soldiers’ broadcast earlier today.


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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