£1m Boost to Cemetery

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Rectory Lane cemetery

The restoration of Rectory Lane cemetery in Berkhamsted has taken a giant step forward with the award of a lottery grant of almost £1m to the project. The three-year project will yield a Garden of Remembrance, a Wildlife domain and an area for picnics and live performances. The Sexton’s Hut is being restored as an information resource. More volunteers are to be recruited and trained to help with various aspects of the site, such as educational tours on local history and local wildlife spotting.

Better pathways and facilities for disabled visitors are a key part of the plan.

James Moir, convenor of the project and a trustee of the Friends of St Peter’s, said: ‘We are delighted and of course extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. This is the beginning of a very exciting journey as we… continue working to secure the matched funding needed.’

For more information visit the Friends’ website.