Prescot Cemetery Friends Commemorate WWI with Booklet

By on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

a_walk_among_the_graves_of_the_great_war_prescotThe Friends of Prescot Cemetery and Churchyard are honouring the centenary of World War One with a booklet by local researcher Stephen Nulty.

‘A Walk among the Graves of the Great War’ is a guide to the burial places of Prescot’s WWI soldiers in St Mary’s Churchyard, the ‘old cemetery’ adjoining the newer Prescot Cemetery.

Mr Nulty based the information on years of painstaking historical research, some of which he also shares on his website, Prescot Roll of Honour. Each section gives insights into the lives and military services of Prescot’s past war veterans.

The group have published the guide with the help of Knowsley Council.

They are available at Prescot Parish Church, Prescot Town Hall and the following local shops: Margaret Rose (Eccleston Street), All That Glam (Prescot Centre), Co-operative Funeral Care (Warrington Road), and DS & AMG News (St James’s Road). They cost £3.50, and all proceeds go towards improvements for the cemetery and churchyard.

The Friends, again with the financial support of the council, also have a baby memorial planned for the cemetery, to remember the many stillborn babies, newborns and infants buried in unmarked graves.

The unveiling takes place with a short service led by Revd Canon John Taylor at 2pm on Sunday 12 October. All are welcome to attend.

Other recent projects by the group include the planting of tulip and daffodil bulbs along the entire pathway of St Mary’s Churchyard, ready for blooming in Spring 2015.

Visit the Friends website at www.prescotcemetery.org.uk.

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