Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery

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.


Photograph by Richard Robinson
Photograph by Richard Robinson

By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Apr 20 2018 10:28AM

Whilst on a walk around Halifax on Thursday 19th April, members of the Lloyds Banking Group paid a visit to the cemetery. The visitors welcomed by members of the Friends group David Glover and Stuart Wilkinson were given a brief tour of the cemetery.

David Glover (fourth from left) with visitors from the Lloyds Banking Group
David Glover (fourth from left) with visitors from the Lloyds Banking Group