Thursday, November 15, 2007

Logging St. Mary's Graves

A group of Trust volunteers have been working for some time on the huge task of recording and logging all the graves at St. Mary's in the Market Place in Stockport.
Led by Phil Rowbotham and Nuala Kay the volunteers have reached the small, secluded graveyard, next to the car park, at one time entered by a grand arch, and have had to remove, soil and foliage from the top of the graves before they could uncover the inscriptions.

It is hope that a booklet will be produced by the team, containing details, photographs and locations of the most interesting graves.

If a grant becomes available to help this project it is hoped that the Queen Anne graveyard can be supplied with seats and spring flowers, allowing access to the public all the year around.