The Friends have organised a walk around the cemetery to look at memorials to people who have been influential in making Redcar what it is today.Please meet under the arch in the old cemetery at 6.00pm on Thursday 14th September.The … Continue reading
We still have our Calendars for sale.This shows old photo’s of Redcar and can be purchased at Halifax Redcar ,Hair by Sharon Park Ave,Roseberry Funeral Care Coatham Rd at £3.50.
The ‘Friends Group’ have a very successful craft group and they are in need of haberdashery in the form of buttons, ribbon, wool, anything that can be used in the making of delicate and beautiful items.Please contact Dot Ahmed by … Continue reading
In order to be successful in obtaining funding for the project below we need ten votes each from Friends and people who think the project is worthwhile.If you would like to cast your votes in our favour please visit Aviva … Continue reading
Friends of Redcar Cemetery
Location: Redcar and Cleveland, United Kingdom
The Hope project will be the first of 3 features (Faith, Hope and Love)in the active working section of Redcar Cemetery. The 3 features will link with the newly established Peace Path and Peace Plaques (images attached) which were completed in June 2016. The new Peace Path has 5 plaques along it’s length each with a well known peace quote.
The Hope project consists of a 2 metre high oak sculpture, hand carved in relief, portraying a grandparent and child planting a tree, with a robin on the spade. (image attached). We took the inspiration from a number of similar sentiments that portray planting as an image of hopeThe sculpture will be set within a circular flower bed. The bed will be planted with blue iris, a symbol of hope. Images of this associated flower will also be carved on the reverse side of the sculpture.The sculptor will be a local artist who has done several popular wood sculptures in the area. Most notably in New Marske woods and our own Redcar Cemetery Tulip Tree sculpture (image attached).
To inform visitors, there will be an interpretation board on the approach to the sculpture, which will link the hope element and how it fits in with the Faith, Hope and Love theme. The board will also incorporate the names of the project funders.
To complete the project there will be a paved walkway from the main cemetery thoroughfare leading up to and encircling the Hope sculpture. The walkway paving will complement the recently laid Peace Path.
The main purpose of the project is as a response to the feedback of the local community and Friends group. The Hope project will provide further comfort, solace and reassurance to individuals and members of the Friends group paying their respects to their loved ones.
It will further enhance the visitors sense of wellbeing especially the newly bereaved. It also makes the cemetery a more appealing place to visit for families with younger children.
The paved walkway will enhance safety and accessibility in the active working section of the cemetery and lifts the overall appearance of the area.
A improved and well maintained cemetery encourages respect and reduces incidences of vandalism and anti social behaviour.
On project completion, the Friends group are to invite local year 6 schoolchildren to photograph and design entrance plaques to the 3 sections of the cemetery, incorporating the new features in each section. This was initially undertaken in 2011.
Further improvements sustain the Friends groups enthusiasm and are a means of attracting more members
The ‘Friends’ would like feedback on the new paths.Please use the form below Thank You … Continue reading
The RNLI Ladies Redcar Branch are holding a ‘Table Top Sale’ in Coatham Memorial Hall Coatham Rd on Saturday 29th October from 10.00am till 4.00pm.The Friends of Redcar Cemetery will have a stall selling ‘LEGO’and loads of other toys and … Continue reading
The Gazette ‘Wish Tokens’ have started again and run till January 2007.These are a great help in financing our projects.We would be grateful if you could save them for us and send them to 6 St Thomas Grove Redcar. Thank … Continue reading