Hard-working volunteer instrumental in Darwen Cemetery restoration

Blackburn Citizen: Darwen MP Jake Berry presents Anne Lamont with her volunteer award, watched by Coun Karimeh Foster Darwen MP Jake Berry presents Anne Lamont with her volunteer award, watched by Coun Karimeh Foster

AN ‘outstanding volunteer’ has seen her hard work at Darwen Cemetery recognised with a special commendation.

Anne Lamont was presented with a certificate from the Blackburn with Darwen Pat on the Back Awards for her commitment to the restoration of the cemetery.

She has helped maintain the grounds since the Friends of Darwen Cemetery was formed in 2010.

Friends group chairman John East said: “Anne is an outstanding volunteer and we all value and appreciate her talents and skills in helping to restore and maintain our town cemetery.

“She has a real knack with drains and planting flowers.

“We all wish to see the cemetery looking its best again and are working hard in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council. Many private graves are now being tended and as we begin commemorations of the start of the First World War, Darwen Cemetery has almost 100 war graves, most of which are adopted by local individuals and groups in the community.”

Darwen MP Jake Berry handed Anne her certificate and said: “Anne is a fantastic volunteer and I have seen first-hand the considerable amount of time and effort she puts in to helping our community. This award is very well deserved.

“I’d like to thank Anne and the rest of the friends for the tireless work they do to look after our cemeteries.”

Mr Berry attended one of the friends group’s fortnightly working parties, where volunteers carry out a variety of maintenance tasks in the Western Cemetery.

The next working party is on Saturday, July 26, from 10am.

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5:56pm Thu 17 Jul 14

exile9 says...

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Well done Anne, If anyone can do it Anne can .
Jim & Sheila Bury.
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwww Well done Anne, If anyone can do it Anne can . Jim & Sheila Bury. exile9
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8:51am Fri 18 Jul 14

gags2 says...

I have been up to the cemetery and seen what brilliant work they down all for nothing not like the greedy councillors who could do with going to help them and earn the money they rob of us
I have been up to the cemetery and seen what brilliant work they down all for nothing not like the greedy councillors who could do with going to help them and earn the money they rob of us gags2
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5:59pm Sun 20 Jul 14

gags2 says...

I notice Mrs foster was there it about time she got her hands dirty working in the chemetary why was she there the election not till next year
I notice Mrs foster was there it about time she got her hands dirty working in the chemetary why was she there the election not till next year gags2
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12:14am Mon 21 Jul 14

english rose 1 says...

gags2 wrote:
I have been up to the cemetery and seen what brilliant work they down all for nothing not like the greedy councillors who could do with going to help them and earn the money they rob of us
You are wrong gags2. I know for a fact that councillors do help out.
[quote][p][bold]gags2[/bold] wrote: I have been up to the cemetery and seen what brilliant work they down all for nothing not like the greedy councillors who could do with going to help them and earn the money they rob of us[/p][/quote]You are wrong gags2. I know for a fact that councillors do help out. english rose 1
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8:22pm Mon 21 Jul 14

gags2 says...

English rose I think you are wrong only councillor is John east who does a fine job name me one councillor who helps bedside join I am waiting
English rose I think you are wrong only councillor is John east who does a fine job name me one councillor who helps bedside join I am waiting gags2
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8:25pm Mon 21 Jul 14

gags2 says...

English rose the only councillor who works hard is John east name me anyone from the councillor who does help beside John I am waiting for your answer
English rose the only councillor who works hard is John east name me anyone from the councillor who does help beside John I am waiting for your answer gags2
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