Heritage Day at Holbeach Cemetery Chapels

Holbeach Cemetery Chapel's trustees Gill Graper, Chris Penney, Rita Rudkin and Carol Williams with some of the bird boxes made by primary school pupils.'Photo:  SG150913-122TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Holbeach Cemetery Chapel's trustees Gill Graper, Chris Penney, Rita Rudkin and Carol Williams with some of the bird boxes made by primary school pupils.'Photo: SG150913-122TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

People had a rare chance to look inside a hidden gem of Holbeach to mark Lincolnshire Heritage Open Day weekend.

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels were open to the public on Sunday for an event that included a display of craftwork by primary school pupils from the town and a guided tour of the cemetery on Park Road.
There was also a display of photographs, newspaper articles and other memorabilia depicting Holbeach over the last 100 years.

Betty Lawson looks at a display of memorabilia reflecting Holbeach over the last 100 years. 'Photo:  SG150913-123TW www,spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Betty Lawson looks at a display of memorabilia reflecting Holbeach over the last 100 years. 'Photo: SG150913-123TW www,spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

It was only the third time the Grade-II listed chapels, which date back to the 19th century, had been opend to the public
Gill Graper, a trustee of Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Ltd which manages the Grade II-listed buildings built in the 19th century, said: “The open day went well and we had a reasonable number of visitors, considering the weather conditions.
“It was lovely to see the display of craftwork from the schools and people were also able to see future plans for the chapels.

“Everybody who came was very impressed with the inside of the chapels, which they don’t normally see, and felt it was well worth refurbishing them if we get the funding.”