The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has recently erected new signage at Radnor Street Cemetery where work continues apace to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.
The Community Payback Team is doing a marvelous job clearing overgrown areas and revealing gravestones long hidden while in the chapel boarded up windows have been replaced with Perspex. Unfortunately work on a small damaged area of the roof, promised by Swindon Borough Council some months ago, has still to be completed.
The Swindon in the Great War team will begin guided tours of the cemetery next month with local military historian Mark Sutton talking about Swindon men who fought and fell while I will be looking at some of the other memorials and the stories behind the families. In August local historical societies will come together in to produce an exhibition in the cemetery chapel.
Dates for your diary:
Thursday, May 22 - An Evening Walk through Radnor Street Cemetery - 6.30 pm.
Saturday June 21 - Swindon in the Great War display and guided cemetery walks at 11 am and 2 pm.
Sunday August 17 - Swindon in the Great War Exhibition - local historical societies gather to remember - guided cemetery walks at 11 am and 2 pm.
You can book a place on the walks in the comment section of this post or visit our facebook page.
Meanwhile, enjoy some photographs taken recently in the cemetery.
William and Celia Pitt
Memorials revealed - thanks to the Community Payback Team
Remembrance Sunday 2013