Headstones, Wesleyan Grave site, Shipdham

Some of you may not know but there is a small still consecrated piece of land in Shipdham adjacent to the Old School Playing Field, which has some graves and headstones in. To preserve the eight headstones, whilst forthcoming road works take place they are being removed professionally and will be stored in the Breckland Business Centre, Thetford, after being photographed in situ. They will be professionally cleaned and photographed again, so that we have evidence of the location of the storage. Once this is done a timber post and rail fence will be installed so that the whole site is identifiable. Once all works in the vicinity are completed the headstones will be returned, so that the village keeps a dignified, respectful memory of this historic site. Any questions, please contact Cllr Lynda Turner.

Cllr Lynda Turner
Chairman Breckland District Council
Shipdham with Scarning Ward