Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery

 

The Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery are a small group of volunteers who manage the three acre Victorian cemetery as a heritage and wildlife site. It is an oasis of calm and beauty in a very busy part of town and gives enjoyment to a lot of people.  

 

Our aims are to preserve and manage the cemetery so that people can see the monuments and find family plots and conserve and enhance the woodland wildlife habitat. We are supported in our work by the Wisbech Society, Fenland District Council who own the site and the Probation Service and Community Payback. 

 

Our income comes only from guided walks and talks and occasional small donations. Fenland District Council provides a grant to pay the maintenance of grass verges and tree management.

 

The Wisbech Society is very keen to support and develop the use of the cemetery and has submitted a grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the renovation of the chapel, the initial costs for its use as a public study/learning amenity and the repair of monuments.

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The Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery who maintain the site, offer guided walks and provide assistance with family history matters are working closely with Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust who are managing a project, with part funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to reinstate the Chapel and surroundings to provide a new meeting and exhibition space with associated events and activities. 

For full details of the project please visit 

wisbechgeneralcemetery.org

 

 

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