Weʼre raising £2,000 to support Leeds City Council in the restoration and digitalisation of the Books of Remembrance at Lawnswood Cemetery.
- Leeds, UK
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The Books of Remembrance at Lawnswood Cemetery were vandalised over the Easter weekend. Three books relating to April, May and June were badly damaged when attacked using a knife and they were scattered in the grounds outside the building where they are displayed for the public to see. These are priceless documents holding personal sentiments from many hundreds of families across the UK and further afield dating back decades. Relatives, friends and the local community have been horrified by this mindless attack and are wanting to do something to help. The Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery is setting up a fundraising campaign to co-ordinate peoples efforts and desire to contribute towards the restoration costs. The money raised will be used by Leeds City Council to support the restoration of the damaged books and to digitalise the Books of Remembrance for the future protection of these priceless and personal records.
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May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
Best of luck
Rothwell Footpath Group
May 16, 2018
Discraceful act of vandalism. The culprits ought to be ashamed of themselves. Hope that they are caught ASAP before they commit another crime like this one.
May 13, 2018
May 11, 2018
I will be visiting in July in the hope of finding my grandfathers cremation plaque, horrified when I read about this mindless vandalism.
May 9, 2018
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Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery
We are a community group set up in 2011 to enhance, preserve and protect Lawnswood Cemetery for future generations. We support Leeds City Council who own and manage this historic cemetery, to ensure that it remains in good order for the benefit of visitors and the community.
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