Friends of Darwen Cemetery had a special VIP Guest on one the Working Party last Saturday, when Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry came along to get “stuck in” to the restoration work at Darwen Western Cemetery.
He is committed to supporting the Friends Heritage Lottery Bid and give encouragement to the work of the volunteers who have made such an impact of the Cemetery.
Anne Lamont who has been a regularly volunteer since the group started was presented with a commendation from the BwD Pat on The Back Awards for her outstanding commitment to the restoration of the cemetery by Jake.
John East, Chairman said, “Anne is an outstanding volunteer – and we all value and appreciate her talents and skills in helping to restore and maintain our town cemetery.
We all wish to see the cemetery looking its best again and are working hard in partnership with Blackburn With Darwen Borough Council, especially when many private graves are now being tended and the start of commemorations of the start of WW1 – Darwen Cemetery has nearly 100 war graves most of which are adopted by local individuals and groups in the community”
FODC July 2014