Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Registered Charity No 1097153

By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, May 25 2019 11:25AM

The Cemetery was opened on Sunday 19th May as part of National Cemeteries Week (NCW) which ran from 11th to 19th May 2019. NCW is coordinated by the National Federation of Cemetery Friends to highlight 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. The work undertaken by cemetery Friends includes engaging with the community through events and Open days.


The colourful display of flowers currently in bloom near the Lister Lane entrance creates a welcoming sight for visitors entering the cemetery from Lister Lane. This is all down to the hard work and dedication of our team of lady gardeners.

On Sunday, our visitors were able to enjoy guided tours led by David Glover and Stuart Wilkinson or search for family graves, partake of refreshments and have a chat with our friendly volunteers.


David's tour
David's tour
Stuart's tour
Stuart's tour
Refreshments in Harriet's Corner with some of our friendly volunteers.
Refreshments in Harriet's Corner with some of our friendly volunteers.

Images courtesy of Stuart Wilkinson and Richard Robinson


By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, May 19 2018 10:36AM


The Cemetery was opened on Sunday 13th 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