Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thames (NZ): Shortland Cemetery update

There are concerns at present about the amount of support given by the local council to the care of Shortland and Tararu Cemetery. Once again we find that Tararu is deemed off limits due to council's concern of health and safety issues.

Have you wondered what the cemeteries look like when no one cares for them? Well, Graeme took some amazing photographs at Shortland Cemetery before he started clearing the ground this past week.
 ABOVE & BELOW: Views of Shortland Cemetery slopes December 2017

After hours of labour, the cemetery once again emerges and the old headstones and grave sites can be seen once more. Whats the answer? Do we need more people to help with the care of the ground and to tidy the graves? Do we need a Friends of the Cemetery Group in Thames? I don't know the answer, maybe you do and can help.