Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground

With kind support from Skipton Town Council.

Photographs: Restoration - work ongoing

The following are a selection of photographs showing the progress made restoring the burial ground.  More information on the restoration project can be found in the Restoration Project Business Plan:  Raikes Road Burial Ground - Business Plan 2012.pdf   -  (472Kb)

Diseased trees have been removed and new trees planted.

Rank vegetation has been cut back with the help of Friends and local volunteers such as the Scouts; and the environment has been enhanced for wildlife.

Vegetation has been cleared from graves and where possible gravestones repaired.  The restoration and management of the burial ground continues with ongoing  research and involvement of the local community.

Thanks to the Community Payback Team access has been improved with the installation of a new path.  Allowing for maturing trees it follows the original route as closely as possible.