Author: Jane Edwards

Hedgehog population boost.

Our thanks to Array4Hogs as they are working with the Friends to help boost the Hedgehog population in the rewilded areas of the cemetery.

Array4hogs, run by Sharon and her team of volunteers, is a local rescue centre who have had to cope with over 170 rescued Hedgehogs this year. The cemetery offers 53 acres of relatively safe environment in which to release Hedgehogs. They may pop up in your garden if you are within a couple of miles of the cemetery as they can travel several miles at night.

Soon they will be settling down for the Winter but on warmer nights they may still pop out! Thank you to Sharon and Alan for agreeing to use the cemetery as a release site and their time today.

Remembrance Service 2023

What a shame the weather was wet but that didn’t deter well over 100 people and over a dozen  wreaths being laid. Follow this link for a look at our morning.

Many thanks to all our supporters and a special shout out to Bereavement staff employee Tony Purcell who, despite being booted and suited, took time to tidy the area before people arrived.

We must also thank our Bugler Pete,  as his contribution sets the whole tone of the morning.

From our youngest ‘uniformed’ supporters to the other end of the scale entirely……..we thank you all.

Armistice Day 2023 , Saturday 11th November.

Ahead of working to remove shrubbery in the cemetery, 202 Multi-role Medical Regiment took place in a ‘Two Minute Silence’  at the Cross of Sacrifice. They were joined by a number of local people who were passing through the cemetery. They then placed Poppy Crosses by the screen walls and on  graves in the small War Grave Area before heading out to clear Holly and self setters from grave areas.

Four hours later we had lots of revealed graves and lots of bags of shrubbery!