Volunteers defy the heatwave

Conditions were far too hot last Saturday for outdoor physical work but, despite this, our volunteers got a great deal done. Their spirits were lifted by the beautiful display of rose blossoms on the shrubs that were planted in the graveyard only a year or two ago.
As part of our efforts to attract wildlife three bat boxes were erected and it is hoped that they will be occupied in due course.
Several gravestones that were leaning over and had become unstable were firmly reset.
During work to level some uneven ground two previously unrecorded gravestones were unearthed. Interestingly the dates on these go back as far as the 1820’s and these will require further research.

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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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