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ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

On Sunday, 5th November the Trustees invite you to share a special Act of Remembrance for all those who died in two World Wars and who are either buried or remembered in the Holbeach Cemetery.

The Royal British Legion will lead a Service of Remembrance with the local Cadet Corps in attendance.

Poppies will be placed by all the War graves.

Those attending are asked to  be in the Cemetery for a 3.00 p.m. start.

Light refreshments will be available in the South Chapel after the service.

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CEMETERY TRAIL FOR SOUTH LINCS WALKING FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, 7th OCTOBER

Another opportunity to go on one of the popular Cemetery Trails – this one being part of the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival, organised by Heritage Lincolnshire.

This will be a fairly short walk over level ground and suitable for all age groups.  It starts at the Chapels at 14.00 and will last about an hour.

Light refreshments will be available after the walk and a chance to talk to the Trustees about the project and the next stages in securing funding to refurbish the Chapels.

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Spring Summer 2017 Newsletter

See what we’ve been up to these last few months:

2017 HCCT Spring Summer Newsletter

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HERITAGE OPEN DAY: SATURDAY, 9th SEPTEMBER

THIS IS AN OPEN DAY NOT TO BE MISSED – whether you have visited the Chapels before or whether it will be a first visit, the Trustees promise it will be a very special occasion.

TEXTILE PROJECT EXHIBITION – this will be the first opportunity to view  all eight of the incredibly beautiful panels that have  been created by over 20 local volunteers and many local schoolchildren, led by Fiona Gurney.  It will help people to understand how spectacular the Chapels could look if refurbished, so that the panels may have a permanent home.

CEMETERY TRAILS – once again led by Linden Secker from        11.00 a.m. – 12.00      OR         2.00 – 3.00 p.m.                                                   The theme for the trails will be : POACHERS! WORKHOUSE INMATES! UNNATURAL DEATHS!                                                                    This will reflect the theme chosen for the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days this year:  Freedom, Justice, Equality

FILM OF THE HISTORY OF HOLBEACH – A superb 10 minute film made by sixth form pupil, Jack Elms, as part of his BTEC Media course at University Academy Holbeach.

Come at any time between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to meet the Trustees and Project Administrator.

We hope you will come and share your views about:  the future of the Chapels; our aim to secure further funding to refurbish them; what has been on offer in terms of workshops, events and open days during the past year thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding.

Light refreshments will be available.  We look forward to seeing you.

 

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OPEN DAY: CEMETERY TRAILS, EXHIBITION and GRAVEYARD SURVEY: 12th AUGUST

SATURDAY 12th AUGUST    10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

About 50 people enjoyed a visit to  the Holbeach Cemetery Chapels during the day  exploring this beautiful heritage area in a variety of ways

Cemetery Trails were led by Linden Secker from 11.00 a.m. – 12.00  and 2.00 p.m. – 3.00.

Young people enjoy finding out about the Graveyard Survey

The Graveyard Survey team  shared their expertise, showing several of the visitors, including some children, how they plot the graveyard.

Exhibition of art work was  viewed and very much appreciated.

Trustees were on hand to answer any questions about the future plans for the Chapels and it is an opportunity for you to give your views.

Light refreshments were available all day.

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PAINT OUT DAY – THURSDAY, 10th AUGUST

This is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys a day’s painting in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.  Come and capture the Chapels from a particular viewpoint; or maybe a particular gravestone or group of gravestones; or the avenue of trees and the shadows they cast.   There are also some excellent features inside the chapels to sketch and paint.

There will be an expert on hand to offer advice and ideas if you wish.

Paintings produced at the Painting Workshop in July

There  will be the opportunity to exhibit your painting or sketch on                    SATURDAY 12th AUGUST, when we have an Open Day at the Chapels.

The day is FREE, supported by funding from Heritage Lottery, and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

It would help with our planning if you can tell us beforehand that you will be coming:

info@holbeachcemeterychapels.org.uk         07501  823993

OR   gill.graper@googlemail.com

But just turn up on the day if you wish.

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CHILDREN’S DRAMA WORKSHOP – second workshop

Repeat workshop was a great success with 27 children participating.  22 children had enjoyed the first workshop.

Children explored through drama what it was like to be a child in Victorian times.  The research, that has been carried out by the HCRG on the biographies of people buried in the cemetery, was used to inform the play that the children performed at the end of the 2 day workshop.

Victorian headteacher

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HERITAGE SKILLS COURSE AT HOLBEACH PRIMARY ACADEMY

Year 6 pupils at Holbeach Primary Academy enjoyed three days in June, exploring a range of heritage skills, the history of the Chapels and then developing their ideas for how the chapels might be used once refurbished. They visited the Chapels on the first day of the course, which was led by Ian Marshman from Heritage Lincolnshire.  He showed pupils the different parts of the building and the problems that it was facing over 160 years after it was built.  Back at school the pupils worked in groups to discuss how they would like to see the Chapels used in the future, building models to present their ideas and writing presentations that were given on the afternoon of the third day.  Entries were judged by Jenny Worth (Trustee), Nick Worth (local Councillor), Katie Edwards (Project Administrator) and Ian Marshman (Heritage Lincolnshire Tutor)

 

Pupils explore inside the South Chapel.
Judges present prize to one of the winning groups
Final presentation and one of the winning entries
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PAINTING WORKSHOP: SATURDAY, 8th JULY

A one day workshop, was led by well known local watercolour artist, Phil Biggs.  Phil demonstrated how he approached water colour painting and the participants then all found a particular viewpoint in the cemetery and spent the day painting with individual advice given by Phil.  For several artists it was their first visit to the Chapels, but they all agreed that it was a beautiful area that deserved recognition and refurbishment.  It was ideal for painters.  Several wish to return for the PAINT OUT DAY ON 10th AUGUST.

Paintings will be displayed on one of our Cemetery Chapels Open Days on 12th AUGUST