On Thursday I was supposed to have met the great-granddaughter of Sarah and directors of the privately owned cemetery to discuss plans for the future of the grave site. The family are very concerned about proposals for mounding – a process where the existing gravestones are removed, the ground levelled and new earth put on top.
The family and their many supporters want a suitable permanent memorial to Sarah on her grave. Check details and about the wider campaign for a statute for all the Matchgirls.
This meeting was called off due to coronavirus but we are hoping to rearrange with a virtual meeting as soon as possible.
When you go into the cemetery from Sebert Road entrance, turn 1st right along Cornwell Crescent which goes into Burge Road.
146/147 is to the right and you can see the area taped off and signs warning they are planning to remove all memorials and headstones in the area.
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