National Cemeteries Week - Open Day
By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, May 19 2018 10:36AM
The Cemetery was opened on Sunday 19th May to welcome visitors as part of National Cemeteries Week (NCW) running from 12th to 20th May. NCW coordinated by the National Federation of Cemetery Friends highlights the work of cemetery Friends groups throughout the UK whose volunteers work hard to support the owners in keeping local cemeteries and burial grounds tidy and safe.
NCW is an opportunity for visitors to come along and find out about the many aspects of the work undertaken by Friends groups including the conservation and management of the cemetery environment; restoration of significant buildings and monuments; research into the history of the cemetery; production of publications; fundraising and engaging with the community through events and Open days.
On this sunny Sunday afternoon, visitors were able to enjoy the guided tours laid on by David Glover and Stuart Wilkinson (Chair and Vice-Chair of the Friends respectively) or search for family graves and partake of refreshments and enjoy the sunshine.