Friends of Spalding Cemetery
“Going to a local cemetery can have many educational values. One main purpose of this to encourage an appreciation of the unique historical significance of that place. Nearly every community has an old cemetery of historic and educational value. A study of it can reveal much about the lives of people of the past. Once there you can enjoy the wonderful artwork and architecture of the mausoleums. A cemetery is a quiet place; much contemplation can take place there. One can learn about the philosophy prevailing and their decoration and epitaphs. Gaze upon the monuments and come to understand the staturay and iconography common upon them”.
Cemeteries can also reveal the sad and harsh times in which our ancestors lived. If you closely look at some of the graves, many of the names are of babies, some who died literally at a few minutes of age.
WHO WE ARE
The 'Friends' are a volunteer group formed to promote interest in this lovely old Victorian cemetery.
The group brings together people who want to support Spalding Cemetery
and The Johnson Mausoleum within its grounds.
Our Links with the Past
The heritage we are part of, and the amazing stories Spalding Cemetery has to tell,
are nothing short of inspirational.
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CONTACT FRIENDS OF SPALDING CEMETERY
Spalding PE11 1QL UK