Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Well done to the Friends of Newington Cemetery

Local people have brought a cemetery back to life - so to speak.  (This is the one at the Cameron Toll end of Dalkeith Road - not the Preston Street one).  From yesterday's Evening News:

'There are also 143 First World War graves and a war memorial maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
And now the Friends of Newington Cemetery have produced a map which tells visitors where they can find graves of special interest.  Convenor Janet Sidaway said the group was formed two years ago with the aim of restoring the cemetery to its former glory.
She said the idea had come from Tony Harris, now chairman of the Grange/Prestonfield Community Council. Monthly working parties of up to a dozen volunteers. . .  target the northern part of the cemetery to tame the undergrowth and uncover forgotten graves. 
Read more here.

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