AcombWW1 – 12 war graves clean up plan announced

Volunteers are being asked to help clean up the graves of 12 World War 1 soldiers whose remains lie in the St Stephens Churchyard in Acomb.

The grass around the graves is cut by the Commonwealth Ward Graves Commission but, to mark the special centenary of the end of WW1, it is hoped to give the headstones and surrounding area a major uplift.

The condition of the headstones and monuments varies. Some extra grass trimming will be necessary.

Helpers are asked to bring their own brushes and grass clippers.

Volunteers will meet at 10:00am on Saturday 10th November in the cemetery. Access will be available from the Rosedale Avenue entrance.    

It is anticipated that the work will be completed within two hours.