It’s been a while since we have caught up with our friends, Friends of The Down Cemetery, so if like us, you have been wondering how they have been doing we thought you might like to catch up.

The group was created in 2016 with the heartfelt aim of preserving, conserving and sympathetic restoration of the resting grounds for previous Trowbridge residents. They are also taking the opportunity to record and publish the information that they find when they restore each resting place as well as hold open days and run historical and wildlife tours.

The last year has seen some normality return to the FOTDC, as they continued to clear the space and sympathetically restore the stonework. Our Mayor, Councilor Denise Bates has also been to lay poppy’s and the group have continued to encouraged the wildlife by installing a new birds table, as well as keeping a keen eye on the towns well loved bats. The wonderful children from Bellefield School and Shaw Trust have also lent a helping hand when they planted some trees on a very frosty morning.

The Friends are continuing to give a warm invitation to become a Friends of The Down Cemetery for anyone who would like to be part of this noble cause, preserve history and prevent further damage to a place that has meant and continues to mean, so much to families both past and present.

If you think you could spare £2 a year to become a member or you just want to find out more about them, you can visit their website here.