Story: Christine Steers Photo: Tim Shortland
On Tuesday 13th February 2007, Tim Shortland, Community Forester and the men from Tinsley Tree Project, entered Burngreave Cemetery with big spades and an even bigger Tree. They were here to dig a hole and manoeuvre the root ball of the tree into place ready for the arrival of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Jackie Drayton, on Sunday.
Together with local resident Christine Handstock and her grandson, they finally managed it. The tree is a six metre high Cedar of Lebanon provided by Tim and the Sheffield Community Tree Project.
On Sunday 18th February 2007, the Friends of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery were busy “brewing up” and cutting the cake especially baked by Betty. The weather wasn’t too cold and the sun did shine for the Lord Mayor’s arrival. She chatted to everybody and was interested to hear how the restoration of the Chapels was progressing (slowly), added the first soil and all the Friends and some passers by enjoyed shovelling in the rest.
They all retired to the Chapel to warm up and talk about the Small-leaved Lime avenue that is also being planted in the Cemetery.