Friends of St Helens Cemetery

April 26, 2018

Many people just visit the cemetery to enjoy the well kept gardens and areas of solitude and peace.   Springtime is an special time at the cemetery, thousands and thousands of spring bulbs. First to appear is the snowdrops in February,crocus,  followed by the daffodils...a short time later the bluebells appear.   In April and May the many cherry blossom trees are showstoppers especially on the driveway lawns near to the crematorium chapel.   Pink Acers are a sight for sore eyes for a few weeks bef...

April 3, 2018

The Friends of St.Helens Cemetery have compiled a data base and record of all headstones in St.Helens and Newton Cemeteries which have a reference to a WW1 casualty.  Some are the grave of the casualty and many are a dedication to those that are buried in foreign soils or other cemeteries. Others are those named on memorials like The Menin Gate and Thiepval Memorial whose graves have never been found. 

In St.Helens Cemetery the record is more than 400 headstones, in Newton Cemetery more than 5...

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