Renovation of Colne Valley Cemetery
30 September 2015
The cemetery, which is the final resting place of almost 50
servicemen of the First World War, has been subject to severe
flooding over the past 20 years.
Development of a nearby industrial area has led to changes in
the landscape which mean the cemetery now sits on lower ground to
that which surrounds it.
Work will be carried out to raise the ground level of the
cemetery. All headstones and structural features will be
dismantled and then reconstructed at the new level - ensuring as
many original elements as possible are re-used.
Once work is complete the project will ensure that that the
cemetery will remain accessible to visitors all year round.
Work is scheduled to begin on 5 October 2015, and to be completed
by March 2016. The cemetery will not be accessible to visitors
during this period.
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