An open day with a difference is taking place at Stafford’s Eccleshall Road Cemetery on Wednesday 30th May from 10am until 3pm.

Members of the public are being invited to the cemetery on the town’s Eccleshall Road .

Residents and visitors can hear about plans to renovate two chapels on the site which has around 1500 graves dating back from its first burial in 1856. The chapels will be open to view as part of the day which has been organised by the Friends of Stafford Cemeteries and Borough Council who manage the site. There will also be nature walks from the cemetery and stalls. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will also be represented on the day.

The ‘Friends’ group are looking to promote their work to encourage more members of the public to join them and take part on walks which they hope will incorporate Doxey Marshes – a site of Special Scientific Interest. Their plans include making the chapel a place for walkers to meet and providing refreshments and toilet facilities.