The gates to Hoylake Cemetery are in need of repair and there is a fund that you can donate to. Both the main gates (pictured) and the single side gate are in need of urgent repairs that have been estimated at a cost of £600. Replacement gates will cost £1,100 so it makes financial sense (and we should try and fix/repair where we can) to repair what is already there.
If you would like to make a donation, perhaps in memory of a loved-one who is buried there then you can contact the Vicar, Martin Flowerdew on 632 3987 or via theblacksheep [@] tinyworld.co.uk –
Martin Flowerdew is the (relatively) new vicar at St Hildeburghs church.
If you’re not too familiar with Hoylake then you might not even know that Hoylake has a cemetery. Unless a loved-one is buried there then I suppose you might not think about having a walk around? It isn’t a place that I have any links to personally but I did take a walk around the cemetery back in January on a rather cold and frosty afternoon. Are burials still conducted here?
Did you know that the terraced houses opposite in Trinity Road were named Church View? I presume that’s because of the old chapel that was in Chapel Road? By coincidence, I’ve received a photo of that old chapel that I’ll be publishing soon.
Thanks to Matt Biagetti for alerting me to the gates appeal.