Meet the volunteers transforming Lye and Wollescote Cemetery

Dudley CVS blog

Shadowed by the beautifully refurbished Lye and Wollescote Chapels (now known as the Thomas Robinson Building) Lye and Wollescote Cemetery is a peaceful spot for reflection and an historically fascinating site. I visited recently and was overwhelmed by the transformation the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery have made to the site in the past two and a bit years since I saw them last!

IMG_20180808_121859403_HDR-01IMG_20180808_113733885_HDR-01Lye and Wollescote Chapels is a rare example of two chapels – Church of England and Nonconformist – being housed in one building, and originally the cemetery was divided along those lines. The cemetery now has an area for Muslim burials, it houses the graves of 29 servicemen who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars (managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission) and it’s the final resting place of local people of historical significance, from inventors to entrepreneurs.

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2 thoughts on “Meet the volunteers transforming Lye and Wollescote Cemetery

  1. Lye and Wollescote Cemetery , would they need any more volunteers.

    The Youth Offending Service – Young people undertaking community reparation may be in a posistion to help.

    Please Contact

    Manley Gordon
    Reparation & Volunteer Co-ordinator
    Dudley MBC
    Youth Offending Service
    8 Parsons Street Dudley
    DY1 1JJ
    Office: 01384 813060

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