Autumn Update from the FPCC

It’s a busy time for the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard. Over the summer, we took delivery of several new lecterns.

Lavishly illustrated and packed full of fascinating information, they tell the history of key points around the site, such as the War Memorial, the graves of Prescot’s fallen soldiers, and the Baby Memorial Garden.

The lecterns were made possible by a £12,000 award from the Tesco Bags for Life scheme. We couldn’t have done it without public support, so thank you for voting for us.

We’re now planting bulbs, ready for a majestic display of daffodils and tulips throughout the site next spring. With Remembrance Day and Christmas coming up, we have several events in the pipeline. All are welcome to join us for the following special occasions:

Saturday 11 November . 10.50am . BI Memorial, Prescot Cemetery . Armistice Day Civic Ceremony (this year we will be placing the regimental badge of each soldier on his war cross)

Sunday 12 November . 10.50am . War Memorial & St Mary’s Church . Civic Act of Remembrance

Sunday 10 December (TBC) . Prescot Cemetery . Christmas Tree of Remembrance

In other news, we are pleased to reveal that historian Ted Forsyth is making a plan of the churchyard, showing graves and section numbers. The originals were lost or destroyed many years ago, so this is a vital piece of historical record-making. It is a long process, however, expected to take a couple of years.

Many thanks to you all for your support. Please remember you can join the volunteers any Saturday at 1pm to help with general maintenance and tidying of the cemetery and churchyard.

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