Story & photos: Saleema Imam
The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery celebrated national apple day on the first Sunday of One World Week, 17th October. Daffodil and crocus bulbs were planted in anticipation of spring, seeds and plants were swapped and plans made by other volunteers to put up bird and bat boxes and possibly house bees.
Julan Brandran provided apple growing information and a number of his own local apples for tasting and visitors helped to pulp and juice other locally collected apples.
“I never realised how much better than shop bought, freshly made juice tasted.” said one happy drinker.
Garden grown pumpkin and vegetable soup and Betty’s apple pies were a welcome lunch and the Fair Trade game was won by Karim.
The cemetery will be celebrating 150 years since its opening in March 2011 with performance pieces around the cemetery, written and acted by local people and local history displays in the chapel itself.
The Friends group welcomes visitors and new volunteers every Sunday between 12 noon and 2pm.
Contact Christine on 281 6950 for further information.