This was a joint initiative with several heritage sites in the South Holland area. A series of events took place during the week beginning 2nd April.
Holbeach Cemetery Chapels hosted two events
MONDAY, 2nd APRIL 2.00 p.m. CEMETERY TRAIL
Despite the rather chilly and damp weather 15 people thoroughly enjoyed the Cemetery Trail, led by Linden Secker, learning more about the fascinating and sometimes gruesome stories about people buried in the cemetery.
FRIDAY 6th APRIL 10.00 – 12.30 CHILDREN’S DRAMA WORKSHOP – FUNDED BY TESCO BAGS OF HELP
Led by Karl Gernert from ACT II, this was a fun morning, where children aged 7 – 14, learnt about local heritage and in particular what it was like to be a child in the 19th century.
Children went on a Cemetery Trail, following a map and finding graves of particular individuals and families who lived and worked in Holbeach, such as Annie Carter, wife of Herbert who donated the park named after him and Canon Hemmens, a former vicar of All Saints.
Drama was a major activity during the morning, where children were encouraged to think about the jobs they would like to do in the future and then reenacted the jobs that Victorian children were made to do, often working long, unsociable hours for little money and in terrible conditions.