Old chapels open to public

THE historic cemetery chapels at Ilkeston Park Cemetery are being opened on Saturday to offer locals a rare glimpse inside.

Park Cemetery dates back to 1892, with the Grade II listed chapels added in 1910.

They are rarely open to the public, but a team of volunteers has been busy preparing the chapels for the free open morning which will run from 10am-1pm.

Erewash Borough Council is also keen to set up a Friends Group to help with the maintenance and regeneration of the cemetery – including developing family history information, nature conservation and the care of the chapels.

Anyone interested in joining should go to the open morning.