Chapel bell tolls to celebrate opening

PUBLISHED: 16:22 01 December 2010

Milton Road Cemetery - official opening of refurbished chapel.  Opened by Roger Goulding from Hertiage Lottery Fund, MP John Penrose and Town Mayor Phil Judd, with Zoe Clements from Weston Town Council.

Milton Road Cemetery - official opening of refurbished chapel. Opened by Roger Goulding from Hertiage Lottery Fund, MP John Penrose and Town Mayor Phil Judd, with Zoe Clements from Weston Town Council.

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DOZENS of people braved freezing temperatures to celebrate the opening of the chapel at Milton Road Cemetery in Weston.

Milton Road Cemetery - official opening of refurbished chapel.  Opened by Roger Goulding from Hertiage Lottery Fund, MP John Penrose and Town Mayor Phil Judd, with Zoe Clements from Weston Town Council.

The town’s mayor Councillor Phil Judd cut the ribbon to mark the opening on Saturday and Roger Goulding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which helped fund the project, rung the chapel’s bell, which had not sounded for more than 30 years.

MP John Penrose made a speech before members of the public along with councillors and the Friends of Milton Road Cemetery entered the chapel for the first time since it closed in 2007.

A photographic exhibition by Worle Community School pupils is now on display in the chapel.

Zoe Clements, Weston Town Council’s development officer, said it had been a ‘wonderful project to work on’ and thanked everybody who made it a success.

Milton Road Cemetery - official opening of refurbished chapel.  Opened by Roger Goulding from Hertiage Lottery Fund, MP John Penrose and Town Mayor Phil Judd, with Zoe Clements from Weston Town Council.

For more information on the project, or if you would like to join the Friends of Milton Road Cemetery, ring Zoe on 01934 632575.

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