Churchyard tidy up
By James Cook
Dexter was laid to rest on the 20th of June 2014 at St. Thomas' church on Rochdale Road.
A small group of people decided that the church yard could do with a good tidy up and will continue to maintain the churchyard at regular intervals.
The churchyard had become overgrown and many graves were difficult to reach due to the long grass and uneven ground. A group of fifteen people turned up with lawn mowers and strimmers and over the course of a fortnight disposed of 4,000kg of grass and vegetation.
Newbank Garden Centre at West Vale kindly donated £50 worth of plants and shrubs to plant around the area.
Take a look at the photographs to see the remarkable transformation.
This is a ongoing project and we always appreciate any volunteers turning up to help, please stay tuned to our News and Facebook pages for details of when and where.