Haverhill Cemetery war graves get spruced up by volunteers

Danny Kidd (left) and Alan Yates get to work on tidying up one of the First World War graves at Haverhill Cemetary ANL-140408-172302005

Danny Kidd (left) and Alan Yates get to work on tidying up one of the First World War graves at Haverhill Cemetary ANL-140408-172302005

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Three members of the Haverhill, Thurlow and District Royal British Legion (RBL) gave up their day to tidy up dozens of First World War graves at the town’s cemetery before placing poppy posies on them.

Geoff Walker, Danny Kidd and Alan Yates took on the task on Sunday (Aug 3) of removing overgrowth from 40 plots that either have WWI service personnel buried in them or include an inscription to one of the fallen members of the military, cleaning the headstones, tidying up kerb stones in some cases and then laying a possible.

Haverhill Royal British Legion members Danny Kidd (left) and Alan Yates with the much imporved First World War grave ANL-140408-172558005
Haverhill Royal British Legion members Danny Kidd (left) and Alan Yates with the much imporved First World War grave ANL-140408-172558005

The trio set out to tidy 41 graves, but were unable to locate one of them so instead laid a posy at the war memorial.

 

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