Help tidy graves in Broadwater Cemetery

Help tidy graves in Broadwater Cemetery

 

After a long, wet winter, the Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery Group invite members of the public to help them tidy the graves on Saturday April 5th before the tour season starts.

They will be meeting at 10.00 am just inside the chapels by the main entrance in South Farm Road. The morning will involve some gentle clearing of headstones and helpers are asked to bring along  gardening gloves and maybe a pair of secateurs. There are a few pairs of secateurs available to share if needs be.

The morning will begin with a brief talk about the work the Friends undertake at the cemetery before moving on to clear brambles, ivy & weeds from the headstones.

Free tea and coffee will be provided mid-morning to say thank you for helping. Any help, however little, is always greatly appreciated.

Friends member Sue Nea said: “Everyone is welcome – young and old. This is not only gentle clearance but also a chance to learn a little about the history of the cemetery and is a great experience for children too.

“We would very much like to meet you all and would warmly invite you to join us.

“The cemetery is a peaceful, oasis of natural beauty set in the heart of Broadwater. Why not come along to enjoy the wildlife and flowers and help us to restore and tidy after the winter months?”

The free tours at Broadwater Cemetery, South Farm Road start again in May and are held on the first Saturday of every month always beginning at 11.00 am. The first tour of the year, following last year’s success, will be a completely new ‘Unusual Deaths’ tour and will be held on Saturday May 3rd.  It will feature intriguing stories of how some local people met their unusual deaths including another murder victim.

The Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery is a group of volunteers who work to preserve and promote the heritage of the cemetery and new members are always welcome.

More information about the group’s activities and the help they offer in locating graves in the cemetery can be found on their website www.fbwc.co.uk