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ALMOST DONE: Berkhamsted cemetery nears end of transformation after seven years

 Published on: 1st August 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Works on the Rectory Lane Cemetery are nearing completion after seven years.

The transformation of the cemetery has cost £1.2million and residents are now being invited to take a small guided tour to see it for themselves.

A spokesperson for the cemetery project said: “It seems a while since we have had much to shout about at Rectory Lane Cemetery, but we are delighted to say that we are hosting Heritage Open Days for the sixth year. 

“We look forward to inviting you through the magnificently restored entrances into this beautiful green space, to come and try the accessible paths and dramatic new seating, and to experience the sculpted Garden of Remembrance, see the Sextons Hut fully restored and visit the wildlife area. 

“Here you will also find a welcoming new facility to perhaps tempt you to join our volunteer helpers, who are the lifeblood of this Lottery funded project. We will be inviting views on the planting schemes which will follow in the spring. 

“In September, we plan to lead a series of small group guided tours in advance of the celebratory opening event next year, which has inevitably been postponed due to the current situation. Places on these Heritage Open Day tours on September 12, 13, 16, 19 and 20 will need to be booked.” 

The tours will be led by James Moir, project manager and Kate Campbell, community engagement officer. Go to www.rectorylanecemetery.org.uk/news/Heritage2020 for details. 

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