November the Woodland Trust is calling on one million people to pledge to plant
a tree to help us fight the climate emergency.
At their recent Volunteer Day Friends of Saron, Troedyrhiw responded to this request by planting a small yew tree in SARON GRAVEYARD, TROEDYRHIW. This adds to the other small ornamental trees that have already been planted.
After the atrocious weather earlier in the week FRIENDS of SARON GRAVEYARD, TROEDYRHIW were fortunate in having a largely dry day last Saturday for their latest Volunteer Day in the graveyard. A very small number of volunteers managed to get quite a lot done including resetting and stabilising headstones and cementing back in place some inscribed kerbstones that had become loose. At the same time some further work was carried out to improve the rockery that is being developed in the garden area.
Volunteers of the Saron
Graveyard Project, Troedyrhiw held two productive sessions in the graveyard
A floral tribute in
memory of Peter Smith, a passionate supporter of this project who passed away
recently, was laid on his grandparents’ grave.
The vision is to create
SARON MEMORIAL & WILDLIFE GARDEN and, to this end, we have been making
plans with Willows Youth to add some additional habitat features to those that
are already in place. With the help of Dan Townsend, the youth leader at the
Willows, a raised bed planted as a Sensory Garden was installed. Dan took back
to the Willows some kits for the young people to make up into nesting boxes and
bug boxes that we hope will be erected in gardens and other places across the
Other volunteers got stuck in to complete these important tasks:-
weeding is an essential part of site maintenance at this stage of the project
and Lynda and Sheila’s hard work made an enormous improvement to the appearance
of the site.
volunteers have abilities and experience in many areas and Simon was able to
demonstrate, once again, his stone wall building skills.
Smith of Bargoed, who had been a dedicated supporter of the Saron Graveyard
Project, Troedyrhiw, sadly passed away recently. In his younger days he spent a
lot of time in the village and was very close to his grandparents who are
buried in the graveyard, as are his great grandparents.
was a kind and generous person whom members of our group feel privileged to
have known. We have been surprised and humbled by the decision of Peter’s
family to donate the proceeds of his funeral collection to the Saron Project.
This has amounted to a significant sum, the largest single donation that has
been received since we began in 2009, and we are determined that this will be
used in ways that Peter would have been pleased with and befits his memory.
Volunteers were very pleased to welcome our Assembly Member Dawn Bowden to our Volunteer Day at Saron Graveyard, Troedyrhiw last Saturday. Her ongoing interest in and support for this project are most appreciated.
Volunteers were very pleased with the results of their recent efforts to improve the condition of some of the graves in Saron Graveyard Troedyrhiw. And so was the 7-spotted ladybird that decided to lay its eggs on one of the gravestones!