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The Friends

The Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery is a group dedicated to helping the local authority secure and enhance the cemetery grounds.  We hold monthly open meetings that are attended by all interested parties.  Guided group tours are available on request.  The themed walks include Major Shipping Disasters;  Local and Maritime History and World Wars I and II.

 

        Visiting 'The Hermit's Grave'  

   

            The Friends at the installation of the new Stap memorial

 

      

             The next meeting of the The Friends will be held on Monday, 3rd July, 2017 at Wallasey Central library at 7 pm.

The Friends group was formed at the end of 2006, following a sustained attack by vandals.  They had done irreparable damage to many of the beautifully sculptured old gravestones in the cemetery.  Wirral Borough Council spent a considerable sum on improving the security of the perimeter fencing.  Roger Calvert, Principal Officer Parks & Countryside,  (now retired) unfailingly supported the Friends, providing valuable and constructive help.

With funding from various area forums, the Friends were able to provide extra security and new lighting for the Chapel.  This has enhanced the security of the building.  Also, we were able to contribute towards the work of Father Paul and his congregation in renovating the Chapel.  Recently we received 5,000 pounds from the Police Fund towards the cost of new fencing between Earlston Gardens and the cemetery.  New gates have also been erected at the Seaview Road entrance.

 

 Contact us:  friends@wallaseycemetery.co.uk

 

Please note.  We can undertake research locating graves but we will make a charge of 10 pounds, if successful. This covers the time taken to find the information and take photographs.  You can either use our Paypal account or post a cheque.

Donations can be either cash or cheque (made payable to The Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery) and sent to our treasurer:

Mr K. Webb,

47A Glen Park Road

Wallasey, CH45 5JL