Well, it’s nearly that time of year again!! Heritage Open Days!!!!
As ever, the Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery will be taking part and we have a brand new tour for you to come along to…. the HOD theme for this year is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’, so our focus will be on visiting the monuments, and exploring the lives, of some of those buried in Jesmond Old Cemetery who contributed so much to the development of Newcastle, the North East and the wider world utilising their creative talents.
Thank you to all of the lovely people who joined us on our Jesmond Community Festival tours of Jesmond Old Cemetery; there were nearly 80 attendees on our two tours, where we were blessed with fantastic weather. We all had a great time showing you around this beautiful cemetery, sharing some of the many tales of those buried here and giving you an insight into our work as Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery.
Also, just a quick but heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our friends at the Jesmond Community Forum, particularly Chris Clarke – they all do a great job and their support is very much appreciated by us.
Finally, if you missed out on our Jesmond Community Festival tours (we were over-subscribed), then look out for announcements coming soon about our participation in this coming September’s Heritage Open Day festival.