Forum Owner / Moderator
Posted - 29 Jul 2012 : 08:42:21
| The Friends of Broadwater & Worthing Cemetery will be holding their annual Open Day next Saturday and I detail below details I have received from them:
"We shall be holding our annual open day on the Sat. 4th Aug. at the cemetery in South Farm Rd Worthing from 10 00am-4 00pm
There will be 3 guided tours the first at 10 30. We will learn something of the lives of several religious figures who are buried in the cemetery including The Rev. Lancaster who helped his parishioners during the typhoid epidemic in 1893 which killed nearly 200 people and The Rev. Elliott who was vicar at St. Marys church Broadwater for 50 years.
The second tour at 11 30 will be about various military personnel from the Victorian age who are buried in the cemetery. The Peninsular, Crimean and Boer Wars and the Indian Mutiny are familiar names to us all. We have people buried in the cemetery who fought in these conflicts.
The third tour at 1 30 will be a general tour of the cemetery. Our tour guide will point out various graves of interest including the first burials in 1863, ex Worthing Mayors, notable women and seafarers.
We will have members on hand to look up the burial registers in case you think you have a family member buried in the cemetery. We will also have people to take you to the grave site if we find the burial was there.
We will have our full range of our Books and booklets (a bargain at £1 each) on sale. Sussex Family History group will have a stall there with a sales table and help with Family history in general. An interesting wildlife table will show the wide variety of flora and fauna we have in the cemetery. Light refreshments will be available.
We have organised a Family Trail which is suitable for children aged 5-95.Follow the given route around the cemetery by looking for the clues and looking at the headstones for the answers. This has proved very popular before and is eagerly awaited by previous participants.
Have a wonderful sunny day out for no cost at all-although we hope you might join us by becoming a member to help our research, grave clearance restoration and cleaning as well as lots of other jobs we can give you. You might like to buy a book or two as well. There will be lots of photos on display."