Railings make welcome return to Pershore Cemetery - The Evesham Observer

Railings make welcome return to Pershore Cemetery

Evesham Editorial 4th Dec, 2016   0

RAILINGS at Pershore Cemetery which were melted down to help with the war effort during the Second World War have been restored thanks to a£5,000 grant.

The money for the project, handed to Pershore Town Council by Severn Waste Services, also helped the Town Council to get the existing gates to the Defford Road cemetery refurbished and the stone wall repaired.

During the Second World War it’s believed the old railings were melted down to help with the war effort. The new railings, supplied by local firm S.E. Cooper Ironwork, have been designed to replicate how the original ones looked.

Coun Chris Parsons MBE, Chairman of the Cemetery Committee, said: “Pershore Town Council is pleased to have new railings installed and after a lot of research the railings have been designed as the original ones would have looked. It has made a great enhancement to the entrance to the cemetery.

“We are very grateful to Severn Waste for their help with this project.”

Bill Richardson, who manages the Severn Waste Environmental Fund, added: “I am delighted that we have been able to help with this project to restore the cemetery entrance to the way it would have been long ago.”

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