Friends of Newark Cemetery Interpretation centre will open next month. The conversion of Newark Cemetery's former 19th century Eastern Chapel is almost complete.
There will be an official opening on Saturday 11th September 2010 by the Newark Town Mayor, Councillor Tony Roberts at 11am. This is also an English Heritage open weekend. Friends of Newark Cemetery will be displaying history, information and photos boards collated over many years. Additionally there will be guided walks round the Cemetery by a local historian and a horticulturalist.
Friends of Newark cemetery group will using the centre with the support from Newark town council who will rent it out to groups for a small charge. We are looking for Volunteers; the more people that come forward the better to make this a success. Ideally we are looking to open all year.
The former two chapels were built in 1856 when the cemetery was first opened. It has not been used for more than 30 years. The east wing is to be used as an Interpretation centre by Friends of Newark Cemetery thanks to a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. I have designed this Website as a fitting tribute to the people who are resting in Newark Cemetery.
Friends of Newark Cemetery Chairman, elected Councillor on Newark town council, St John Ambulance Volunteer first aider since 1998. I moved hear from London in 1997. I enjoy taking photos around Newark...