Wandering and working in the blossom

Wednesday 11th May was a pretty busy day in Holbeck Cemetery. The cemetery was looking pretty spectacular too with its cherry trees looking their best after the sun and showers that we had had recently.If you want to come and see this beautiful place don’t delay as the blossom will soon be over.

Ken blossom cem

Blossom time

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery  were conducting a tour for the Wednesday Wanderers . It is always nice to introduce new people on our tours . Thankfully the rain had stopped just in time and it wasn’t windy. We had a good look around and heard about the Holbeck inventors who made this area so important during the Victorian age . They were a great group with lots of interesting questions. Because of limited time we only managed one section of the  cemetery and they are hoping to return at another date. They were particularly impressed by the view from the former viewpoint. It is always interesting to see what buildings  you can spot from here and it is ever changing with new cranes indicating even more change ahead.

Other folk busy in the cemetery were volunteers from O2 helping to tidy up the centre path. They were also interested in the history of the cemetery and were excited when they  discovered some numbers on the edging stones. ( FOHC believe that this indicated that these stones had been re-used and had originally been around various graves)

It is really good to see companies putting something back into the community and they were a great enthusiastic  and hard-working  bunch of young people. A big thank you to them for all their hard work , much appreciated .

 

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