Yesterday, (Tuesday 15 April 2014) a group of local volunteers from Billingsley, led by people from Caring for God’s Acre spent the day working in Billingsley Churchyard.
The Volunteers. (back row): Churchwarden Zoe Baggott, Martin Garland, Colin Cummings and Peter Jo from Caring for God’s Acre, Rebecca Hadley, (front row): Oliver Baggott and Lydia Baggott
The CfGA people brought scythes and used them to cut the grass in our new wildflower area, while other volunteers planted poppy seeds as part of our World War One commemorations. Hopefully the poppies will be blooming for our WW1 evening on August 2nd. The wildflower area will take some time to look its best, so visitors to the churchyard are asked please to bear this in mind.
Martin Garland scything
Colin Cummings pruning the Ivy
Our treasurer Cairen Stedman doing a fine job in removing ivy from the trees in the Churchyard….
Traditional methods of scything and raking are used when preparing the grass for the wildflowers…..
Our secretary John Kirwin digging up the borders….
Even the Church wardens got involved !!…. working hard to help clear some of the borders so that poppy seeds could be planted which will hopefully be flowering in August when we hold our WW1 in memoriam commemoration evening….