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Chapel re-opened to public at Sheffield General Cemetery

The 19th Century Nonconformist Chapel at the heart of Sheffield General Cemetery has been re-opened to the public after fifty years of dereliction. The listed building has been part of a restoration project managed by Sheffield General Cemetery Trust and aided by grant funding and voluntary work. As a result of the restoration the building has been taken off the national heritage at risk register. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Mike Clarke, chairman of the Sheffield General Cemetery trust. The following footage may contain flash photography.

Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the Sheffield General Cemetery

The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of seven thousand one hundred pounds. The money is set to be used to tell the stories of local servicemen who died in the Great War. Awarded through ‘First World War then and now’ programme, the project will focus on the stories of the men who fought and died in the First World War and are buried or commemorated in Sheffield’s General Cemetery.