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The Friends Group and Redcar and Cleveland Council are proposing a joint venture to erect a memorial wall in the new section of Redcar Cemetery.  The idea is that people who have loved ones cremated and their ashes scattered elsewhere could put up a plaque of remembrance to them.  Also if people have a plaque at the crematorium and want it transfered to Redcar where the person is known more locally.  Or perhaps ashes are added to a family grave and not added to the headstone then this will be a way of acknowedging the loved one. We would like to involve local people in a buying a brick fund-raising scheme to help with this initiative.  Please get in touch if you would like to be involved  Dorothy

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  • Samantha Buckle

    Hello Friends

    My name is Samanthas Buckle and along with my husband Graeme have just opened an office of Graeme Buckle Funerals Services on Coatham Road. (We are a family owned and run funeral business and also have an office in Whitby).

    A lovely man calaled David Honeywell from Coastal Views newspaper told me about you so I looked you up on the internet.

    Graeme and I think what you are doing and have achieved is wonderful and if there’s anything we can do to help please let us know. I also rather like gardening and Graeme adores cutting grass!

    Very best regards to you all and many thanks for your time

    Samantha and Graeme Buckle

  • dorothy.ahmed

    Dear Samantha thank you for your interest in the group, we had noticed that you have recently opened in Redcar. Would it be ok if i came to the shop with some newsletters that are just out if you wouldn’t mind putting them on the counter. We could also let you know about our work to date. Please could you e mail me on dotahmed@btinternet.com thanks Dot

  • Hi There,
    One of my staff “Stacy McGhee” recently visited her mum’s grave “Hannah McGhee” which she does regularly,but today 6/4/2011, she found that a photograph of her Mum had been stolen,I know that you would understand the distress this caused her, I was wondering if you had had any other incidents similar to this? other items such as a teddy bear were left but the photograph was gone,on such a windy day Stacy thought it had blown away but it was nowhere to be found,and to be honest it was too heavy to blow away,considering the teddy bear was left. I know there isnt a lot that can be done but i would very much appriecate and feedback you have so that i can pass it on to Stacy.
    Kind Regards
    Lindy O’Hare
    Director
    Survivros Of Domestic Abuse
    Redcar

    • dorothy.ahmed

      Hi Lindy I have realised which headstone it is that has had the photo taken off and have reported it to the policeh they have said that a relative should report it as they cannot take it from one of the Friends Would you ask Stacey to do thath the perrson she needs to talk to is Kelly Jarvis who is resposible for the cemetery. thanks Dot

  • dorothy.ahmed

    Hello Lindy, I am so sorry this has happened, was the photo in a frame. It has been very windy and I have spent quite sometime chasing things around the cemetery. I often find teddys and cards have blown away from where they should be and place them near where I think they have come from. The only incidents that we are aware of is the stealing of teddys at the baby memorial a few years ago. I will pass this onto the cemetery manager At our meetings we have the police for the area attending and they regularly patrol the area however the cemetery is so vulnerable. Would you pass this onto Stacy and tell her how sorry we are at the Friends to hear this regards Dot

  • Michael Stewart

    Hello I have been researching my family tree and have found my Grandfather who died during the war is buried in Redcar Cemetery. As we live in Rochdale Lancashire and wouldn’t be able to make the journey accross I was wondering if it would be possible for someone to take a picture of the grave and email it to me.

    My Grandfathers details are below.
    Lietenant Richard Stewart
    Royal Engineers
    Died 03/08/1944
    Parents Ralph and Ellen Stewart
    Husband of Vera Stewart
    Redcar Cemetery
    Plot R Row 1 Grave 4

    Myself and my family would really appreciate any help you can give

    Thank you so much.

  • dorothy.ahmed

    Hi Seamus thanks for your comments, if you are local you could help us as we are recording the headstones in the middle section of the cemetery for historical purposes Please get back to me when you can regards Dot

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