It was announced at the centenary event that sufficient monies have now been raised to instruct our solicitor to proceed with the purchase of the cemetery from the URC. The Friends were hoping that the transfer of ownership would be completed by the end of the year, but this was not to be. Contracts are being worked on and we hope 2024 brings us good news. We do still need funding to continue with the restoration of the cemetery and maintain the areas which have been cleared, so donations are still appreciated.
The local Telegraph & Argus newspaper very kindly printed an article about our quest. Follow the link below:
To mark the cemetery being 200 years old, on Sunday 22nd October 2023 the Friends are holding an Open Day. There will be a few words from the Friends of Chapel Street Cemetery followed by a short Commemoration Service with special guest Rev Jamie Kissack, Moderator of the Yorkshire Synod of the United Reformed Church. Everyone is welcome to join us for refreshments (weather permitting!) and have a look around at the work we have done or take part in a Heritage Trail of some of the prominent graves. Donations always very welcome.
Note: A History of the site has now been added to this website - see the HISTORY page.
July 2023 - updated October 2023
We are currently fund-raising to purchase the cemetery from the United Reformed Church. If you would like to make a donation then please look at our Donations page.
This website is currently being updated - watch out for lots more photographs, and other information you may find interesting.