The Friends of the Victorian Cemetery was set up in 2014 by then Deputy Mayor, Councillor Margaret Rose who continues to lead a small, enthusiastic group of volunteers, supported by Marlborough Town Council's Grounds & Estates Manager. They clear vegetation, prune shrubs, bulbs and plant wild flowers such as primroses and foxgloves with the aim of preserving and tending a peaceful and lovely part of Marlborough's history. A focus of the work has been around the Pauper's Grave, a mass grave for those too poor to afford a space of their own.
2019 has been an active year for the Friends of the Cemetery. The group and its relationship with the Town Council has been put on a more formal footing, maintenance work continues, the funds benefitted from a Waitrose Green Token scheme and a lovely new bench has been installed thanks to the generosity of Tim Hamilton-Greirson.
We are always seeking more volunteers to help conserve thispart of Marlborough's heritage and meet on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10 till noon.
For a report on the latest state of the cemetery, click on this link - Report 2018