7th July 2021
‘Welcome Back Open Day’ to celebrate completion of work funded by the Culture Recovery Grant
Welcome Back Open Day’ to celebrate completion of work funded by the Culture Recovery Grant provided by the Dept of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and administered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Wisbech Society is holding a ‘Welcome Back Open Day’ at Wisbech General Cemetery, North End, Wisbech (near ASDA) on Sunday, 25 July 2021, from 10.30am to 4.00pm. The event will celebrate the completion of work funded by the Culture Recovery Grant provided by the Dept of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and administered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The grant was provided to enable necessary works to be implemented prior to re-opening that could not be carried out previously due to the loss of income caused by COVID-19.
Among the completed works, visitors will observe the freshly repainted fences to Lambert’s Walk, the replacement of a stolen section of fencing, and refreshed paintwork to the Chapel, which has also been deep cleaned internally. In the cemetery, several fallen monuments have been re-erected and others made safe. A secure storage facility now houses equipment – some of it new – used by the Friends of the General Cemetery in their tireless maintenance work around the grounds. They are keen to recruit more volunteers to help in the rewarding task of keeping the cemetery tidy and ensuring it remains the thriving haven for wildlife that it has become.
Guided walks around the Cemetery will be offered during the Sunday, 25 July event, at 11am and 2.30pm. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see inside the newly cleaned Chapel and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of its surroundings.
The Friends of the General Cemetery will be manning a plant stall, while refreshments and Wisbech Society books will be available to purchase.
Admission is free, but donations to the Friends to support their ongoing tending of the flora and fauna are appreciated.