Graves in non-CWGC
cemeteries cannot always be fully maintained. In honour, some
volunteers have officially adopted graves of our Dovorian
casualties, and care for them when the relatives are no longer
able to do so.
This grave (left) was overgrown with nettles and ivy.
The adopters, Michelle and Andy, have cleared away the undergrowth, and
will weed the grave and replant it with flowers.
This grave (below) was in danger of
damage from a young sycamore tree.
The tree was kindly removed by a volunteer and an
environmentally-safe stump treatment applied.
The volunteer here is Lesley, a qualified tree
Surgeons. Thank you!
If you would like to adopt and care for a grave of a Dovorian
casualty, do please make sure you have permission first. We can
often help, so do please
make sure you read the guidelines and
information. Or perhaps
you'd like to visit graves and memorials - see the
"Dover Remembers" scheme.
Note: if a headstone needs cleaning, the only
safe fluid to use is plain water, with a very soft nylon
brush if necessary.