Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Progress in the Graveyard

The Logging of the graves in St. Mary's Church Yard is into it's second year and two members of the team recently gave a talk, to the Friends of Stockport Cemeteries, about there progress.

Starting with the north side of the church, they have devised a plan of all the gravestone locations, transcribed the text on them and photographed any interesting ones. The next stage was to enter all the information gathered into a database.

Having completed the north side, and the 'Secret Graveyard' they are now ready to start on the south side of the church.

As the upkeep of the graveyard requires volunteers and gardening tools, any offers of these would be welcomed.

More information can be obtained from the church, open on all market days.