Members of the newly reformed Friends of Monmouth Cemetery have carried out a “Spring clean” of the cemetery Chapel to help make it a welcoming and enjoyable place to visit over the coming months.

Thanks to all those who took part. Thanks also go to Johnny & Beth from local chimney sweep firm “Johnny the Sweep” who kindly provided their specialist service.

Due to the efforts of the group of volunteers, the Chapel is now open every day except Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm.

The Chapel houses a display on the history and wildlife of the cemetery, and there are free maps and information leaflets to aid visitors. This includes a “walk-around map” of “notable graves” within the cemetery – such as Mary Ellen Bagnall-Oakeley, who was a governor of Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls and William Wilson Allan, a hero and recipient of the Victoria Cross from the battle of Rorke’s Drift in 1879.

The cemetery is also a site of Commonwealth War Graves.

The cemetery is a beautiful and tranquil space with a wide range of natural features.

The Friends of Monmouth Cemetery have volunteered to help MCC with their maintenance of the meadows to keep the grasslands rich and varied for its wild inhabitants and human visitors to enjoy.

For further information please telephone 07662 468903.