Friends of Syston Cemetery

Hello everyone, it’s Ros again from the Friends of Syston Cemetery.
Since I last wrote Dave and I have been very busy. We have checked all the older graves and we noted all those with stone surrounds that needed attention. They have now been levelled off with soil from the soil heap near the sheds to make them safer and in time we hope that grass will grow on them to keep them in good order. Those graves that had decorative gravel in have had the gravel spread on top of the soil. These graves were ones that appeared to be untended by loved ones so now, at least, they have had some tender loving care.
As mentioned in last month’s issue, with the sad passing of Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, I decorated the chapel in his memory and a book of remembrance was placed on the altar. St. Georges Day was remembered and now the Chapel is decorated in a Spring and Summer theme, not forgetting to mention that for the birthday of Captain Sir Tom Moore I have made a daisy chain (with 100 daisies in it), collected from the cemetery grounds for the Captain Sir Tom Moore 100 challenge.
The old blue carpet has now been removed and the beautiful tiles underneath show clear and lovely.
I am assured that quotes are being sought for the decoration of the Chapel and Vestry.
I continue to assist Andy with weeding and removing of dead floral tributes.
Have a good month and above all keep safe. Do pop along to visit our beautiful cemetery and if you can spare a little time the weeds keep growing and need to be kept under control.
Ros Hackett