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Discover more about the history of Wisbech General Cemetery and Chapel

Residents and visitors to Wisbech are being invited to find out more about one of the first Victorian burial grounds in the country during a special event at Wisbech General Cemetery and Chapel as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days campaign.

Wisbech General Cemetery

The Wisbech Society and the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery are holding an open day at the 19th century Cemetery and restored Chapel on Sunday, 11 September, between 11am and 4pm.

The Cemetery was first created in 1836 and the Grade II-listed Chapel opened in 1848. In the past five years the Chapel, which was derelict and without a roof or doors, was restored by Wisbech Society using Heritage Lottery funding. The Friends continue to look after and maintain the Cemetery, which is now a haven for wildlife and woodland habitat.

During the open day, visitors can enjoy guided walks of the Cemetery at 11.30am and 2.30pm by Chair of the Friends, Sue Beel, and view the Friend's Cemetery records. They can also visit the restored Chapel and hear about the forthcoming activities and events being planned by Wisbech Society.

There will also be a plant stall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The open day is completely free and everyone is welcome. No booking is required.

For more information, visit the Heritage Open Days website.

Article date: August 2022

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