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Swanton Morley Church Council thank CWGC for new sign highlighting the location of war graves

26 February 2013

Members of Swanton Morley Parochial Church Council have thanked the CWGC for a new sign highlighting the location of war graves within Swanton Morley (All Saints) Churchyard.

The erection of the sign followed a complete renovation of the war graves plot in the cemetery.

Work began straightening and re-aligning the headstones using a multi-skilled team of CWGC staff. The existing turf in the plot was stripped out and new turf was laid.

Horticultural renovations started immediately following Christmas but were put on hold due to severe weather. With the work now complete, the new borders are ready to be planted - creating an immaculate plot to CWGC specifications.

Because of a large rabbit population in the churchyard it was necessary to place a forestry rabbit fence to prevent damage to the plot. The rabbit fence will eventually be enclosed in a yew hedge.

The work is part of a new initiative to enhance the horticultural appearance of war grave plots across the UK and bring them in keeping with the war cemeteries and memorials maintained by the Commission overseas.

Church Warden and Fabric Officer Gerry Palmer, said: "This has made a great improvement to this area and will be much appreciated by all who visit the churchyard."