Resources to help cherish our cemeteries

There are lots of resources online to help the Cherishing Sidmouth’s Cemeteries project move ahead.

And much of these have already been accumulated on the CSC’s ever-expanding website:

Cherishing Sidmouth Cemeteries – A Vision Group for Sidmouth initiative

There are some excellent other places to go for information and support.


Much of the information about graves has to be accessed [and paid for] at the Devon Record Office – but there is the excellent ‘Find a Grave’ website with a lot of information to hand:

Sidmouth Cemetery in Sidmouth, Devon – Find a Grave Cemetery

Similarly, there is very reliable and comprehensive information on war graves at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

Sidmouth Cemetery | Cemetery Details | CWGC


There is a very inspiring organisation which encourages us to look after grave yards and cemeteries called “Caring for God’s Acre”:

Caring for Gods Acre | The Gardens Trust

Caring For God’s Acre – the conservation charity for burial grounds across the UK – Protecting Wildlife, Preserving Heritage, Involving People

And there is the excellent support group for projects such as the Cherishing Sidmouth’s Cemeteries project – namely the National Federation of Cemetery Friends, which the CSC is a member of:

Cherishing Sidmouth Cemeteries


There have been lots of visits to the graveyards and cemeteries of the Sid Valley – from those with a connection or an interest:

Rosemary Anne Scudamore Update & Sidbury Cemetery visit. – LYNNS WAFFLES

Sidmouth Cemetery, Devon, UK: A walk among the memorials in this scenic graveyard. – YouTube

There are also social media devoted to these sites and the themes around them:

Sidmouth Cemetery | Facebook

Sidmouth Remembers | Facebook

Friends of Exeter Higher Cemetery | Facebook


Of course, there are the the District Council (who own the two cemeteries in the Sid Valley) and the Town Council (who are actively involved in supporting CSC) – as well as the Streetscene team who provide essential resources and who the CSC is in constant liaison:

Parks and gardens general information – East Devon

And there are further sources of support and funding to tap into:

East Devon Co-op Community | Morning Visit to the Cherishing Sidmouth Cemeteries | Facebook

Creative East Devon Fund FAQs | Opportunities | Arts and Culture East Devon

But perhaps the biggest source of all is the group of volunteers who comprise the CSC working party – together with the larger Sid Valley community who have been so supportive in so many ways these last months.

Photos of the Scouts, the StreetScene truck and hardy CSC working party members!