Friends sprucing up the cemetery

The Friends of Adlington Cemetery volunteers

The Friends of Adlington Cemetery volunteers

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The Friends of Adlington Cemetery have been helping to keep the place tidy, as well as caring for the appearance of the individual plots.

The group was established by the Adlington and District Heritage Society in autumn, and has been working hard to restore some of the historic gravestones over previous months.

“The overall ambition is to help maintain the cemetery to a high standard and make it a place where visitors feel comfortable to pay their respects.”

Society chairman Stuart Clewlow

Society chairman Stuart Clewlow said: “We have been fortunate to have the support of Chorley Council on this project and have already made quite a noticeable impact.

“The council fulfils its mowing and grounds obligations, and we have been able to follow up behind and tackle the objective of tidying up the individual plots which appear to have become unkempt.

“The overall ambition is to help maintain the cemetery to a high standard and make it a place where visitors feel comfortable to pay their respects.

“Naturally, the group takes pride in their work and hopes it pays a fitting tribute to those who lie at rest in the cemetery, many of whom are ancestors or friends of group members.”

Having already worked on over a third of the cemetery, the Friends group plans to continue with the rest of the site in the spring.

Visit the ‘Friends of Adlington Cemetery’ group on Facebook for more information and to get involved.