Thanks to the Scouts

On Saturday afternoon a group of Scout Explorers, leaders and family members had a working party concentrating on the area just south of the Chapels. They did tremendous work cutting back things which had not been touched for a long time. Cherishing Sidmouth Cemeteries is very pleased they decided to work with us.

This is what Tess Bisson, who organised it, had to say.
Efforts were focused mainly on clearing brambles which were invading particular parts of the cemetery to the south of the chapel. This part of the plot has been left unmanaged for a long time and whilst bramble patches can be useful cover for living creatures, if left unchecked they will take over and smother all other less robust plants. They had also grown over and hidden headstones and graves which were painstakingly uncovered.
The grave of Colonel Walter Cave was revealed, beneath the old redwood tree, previously completely invisible.

Many thanks to this wonderful group of Sidmouth Scouts and families, they even said they could come back again to help later in the year!