THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

 

Dover Remembers


Dover Remembers

Grave Adoption

Essential Guidelines and Information

GRAVE ADOPTION

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.

grave, Simon Chambers

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.

tree, courtesy Joyce Banks

The tree was kindly removed by a volunteer and an environmentally-safe stump treatment applied.

clearing grave, courtesy Joyce Banks

The volunteer here is Lesley, a qualified tree surgeon, from Urban 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 contact us. Please also 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.

Dover Remembers

Grave Adoption

Essential Guidelines and Information


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