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HERITAGE SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR PUPILS AT WILLIAM STUKELEY PRIMARY

Thirty Y5 and Y6 pupils at William Stukeley Church of England Primary School took part in a  Heritage Skills Workshop, led by Jim Snee from Heritage Lincolnshire.  The three day event began at the Chapels, whsre pupils learnt about the history of them and studied the architecture and why buildings change and can decay over time.

Whilst at the Chapels they also visited a number of gravestones and learnt about the lives of some of the people buried in the cemetery.

They were fascinated to discover ‘Tommy’                                                                                                      the statuette standing guard over WW1 graves.

 

 

 

 

Back at school they enjoyed some interesting discussions about why heritage should be respected and restored, but finding new ways of using the buildings.  In small groups they created mind maps for their ideas which will go on display in the Chapels.

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CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP

ARTS WORKSHOP   TUESDAY, 24th JULY     10.00 a.m. –  3.00 p.m.

Come and discover the stone carvings and gravestones at                                                                                                                                                 HOLBEACH CEMETERY CHAPELS,                            PARK ROAD,  PE12 7EE                                                                                                                                    

Draw them, paint them, photo them, make one of your own with clay                             

If you are 7 – 14 years old and would like to participate, please contact:

gill.graper@googlemail.com    07944 248851                                                                                                or                                                                                                                                                                                                      e mail info@holbeachcemeterychapels.org.uk

Funded by TESCO BAGS OF HELP,   it’s a FREE day’s activity 

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TEXTILE PANELS ON DISPLAY AT AYSCOUGHFEE

The 8 magnificent panels created by over 20 adults and 50 schoolchildren are now on display at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding  until September.  Fiona Gurney guided and helped the participants to create a very special work of art.  It is hoped that in the not too distant future they will be hanging in refurbished Chapels,

The official opening at Ayscoughfee Hall took place on SATURDAY, 30th JUNE 

We hope that many will come to view this stunning artistic creation that reflects the beauty and dignity of many facets of the cemetery and the Victorian Chapels in Holbeach.

 

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PAINTING WORKSHOP 18th JULY

 ‘CALLING ALL PAINTERS’

WEDNESDAY, 18th JULY   10.00 a.m.

A PAINTING DAY AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXHIBIT  YOUR PAINTINGS

COST: £20 per person                         (part funded by  NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS FOR ALL)

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, come and enjoy painting in this beautiful, quiet area       

                               TUTOR: PHIL BIGGS will be on hand to guide you   or offer advice on watercolour painting                                                                                                       VENUE:   Holbeach Cemetery Chapels, Park Road,   Holbeach,      PE12 7EE           

     TO BOOK A PLACE:      E MAIL       info@holbeachcemeterychapels.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                          or phone/text Gill Graper:    07944 248851

Results achieved at last year’s Painting Day

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS ON HERITAGE  OPEN DAY:                                                      SATURDAY, 8th SEPTEMBER

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY 7th JULY

Visitors showed interest in future plans and activities for the Chapels.

IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ‘TOMMY’ who is standing  guard by one the WW1 graves.     Maps are available to show where he will be placed as this changes on a regular basis                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

CEMETERY TRAIL LED BY LINDEN SECKER AND MIKE BRETT

TRAIL LEAFLETS HAVE NOW BEEN PRODUCED  — you can come at any time to follow a trail using a map, way markers and information about the fascinating lives of people buried in the cemetery.  These will be available at the Holbeach Library and the Parish Offices.

DISPLAYS OF WORK SHOWED WHAT  HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT BY THE GRAVEYARD SURVEY TEAM AND A SAMPLE OF THE VAST NUMBER OF BIOGRAPHIES COLLECTED BY THE RESEARCH TEAM.

 

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PLANNED SUMMER ACTIVITIES

GOOD NEWS!  HCCT has been given some AWARDS FOR ALL FUNDING, to go alongside the TESCO BAGS OF HELP FUNDING, to ensure we can continue with a programme of activities,  until we can put forward a bid to Heritage Lottery Funding for refurbishment of Chapels.

This summer we are planning

TEXTILE PANEL DISPLAY AT AYSCOUGHFEE  – OFFICIAL OPENING SATURDAY, 30TH JUNE       2.00 – 4.00

OPEN DAY with CEMETERY TRAIL on SATURDAY 7th JULY

A CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS DAY    TUESDAY, 24th JULY

A PAINT OUT DAY FOR ADULTS i    WEDNESDAY, JULY  18th

HERITAGE OPEN DAY on SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

STONE CARVING COURSE      SATURDAY, 13th OCTOBER

Further details for these and other events are available on the website

 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting for Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust will be held on WEDNESDAY, 6th JUNE at 7.00 p.m. in the READING ROOMS, CHURCH STREET, HOLBEACH.

All interested parties are invited to this meeting, when there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the future plans for the Chapels.

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‘TOMMY’ SILHOUETTE FOR CEMETERY’ – FUNDED BY CHOSEN OF HOLBEACH

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust has received approval from Holbeach Parish Council to site a six foot “Tommy” silhouette in the cemetery to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.

The silhouettes are produced by a charity called Remembered, and you can find out more about them by visiting www.therebutnotthere.org.uk

Staff at Chosen Charity Shop in Holbeach have generously donated the £750 to purchase the Tommy silhouette to be placed by the graves of the World War 1 fallen in Holbeach Cemetery.

You can still help us raise funds for a second “Tommy”making a donation to Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust by:

  • visiting mydonate.bt.comand follow the link “donate to a charity”, then search for Holbeach Cemetery Chapels
  • sending a cheque made out to Holbeach Cemeteries Chapels Ltd, to Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust, Old White House, Baileys Lane, Holbeach Hurn PE12 8JP
  • or dropping some money into collecting boxes placed in shops around the town.

Trustees Mike Brett and Carole Williams presented with cheque by Chosen volunteers

 

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GRAVEYARD SURVEY OPEN EVENT

Part of our Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Research Group will be continuing with their Graveyard Survey work on SUNDAY,  22nd APRIL FROM 10.00 a.m.  until mid afternoon  in the Cemetery.

Do come along and find out more about the work they do.

HERE’S THE TEAM

Ask if you can join in and learn how they survey the area.

We are always looking for more volunteers to carry out this work.

Light refreshments available.

ALL AGES WELCOME
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SOUTH HOLLAND HIDDEN HERITAGE TASTER WEEK

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.

At the end of the trail, by the gravestone of Thomas Gilder                                                                                                       
Victorian children at work