Cemetery fair returns to Ilkeston this Saturday

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The Friends of Stanton Road Cemetery, Ilkeston, are pleased to announce the return of their summer fair, which will take place in the cemetery on Saturday June 27 from 1pm until 3pm.

This year, members of the Ilkeston Theatre Company will be representing the lives of some of the people buried in the cemetery, which promises to be an entertaining and unique experience.

Ilkeston Brass will be providing a musical background to the afternoon and Martyn Bailey, of Stone Masons and Monumental Sculptors, who worked on many of the headstones when the cemetery was opened more than 100 years ago, will be demonstrating the art and skill of his work.

Close and Personal Birds of Prey will be attending, along with local history and natural history stalls. Refreshments will all be available for your enjoyment.

Please do not miss this free event and support the Friends in caring for this gem of a Victorian cemetery in the midst of Ilkeston.