Current News – April to May 2020

Current News – April to May 2020

During lockdown we have managed to water the newly planted trees and whips and are currently rooting up two invasive species whilst out on our daily walks! We keep our membership up to date with news by email and a nature diary and have produced some ‘i-spy sheets’...
Spring 2019

Spring 2019

We are celebrating 150 years since the cemetery’s opening in 1869. We had a great winter kids club. Many can now identify a gorse bush, a birch tree – and know where ladybirds overwinter! The central round bed is awaiting a face-lift and we hope to have...
December 2018

December 2018

We have planted 150 whips to celebrate the 150 years the cemetery has been open (1869-2019). Additionally we planted out the Blake memorial with beautiful flowers in November and held a vigil marking the 100 years since a munitions factory blew up in the borough a...
Summer-Autumn 2018

Summer-Autumn 2018

We eventually came to the end of the most serious drought for half a century. Combined with very high temperatures the trees have suffered. The grass turned gold. The Friends have kept all our new plantings well watered so hopefully, all should survive. Green Flag was...
Kids’ club spring 2018

Kids’ club spring 2018

We held the seasonal spring kid’s adventure – in snow! We were able to look at blossom, buds opening, alder catkins, and overwintering ladybirds, but the goldfinches flew from the feeders when they saw over 20 children fast approaching.
Winter 2017

Winter 2017

We look back with pride over the last 12 months in which our number of listed buildings has DOUBLED! This means 3 new listings. The first is the Reception House – a rare example of a purpose-built place for Victorians to lay their dead prior to burial. Before...