ST LUKE'S GRAVEYARD SURVEY
The graveyard survey of St Luke’s in Sheen developed from Peeling Back the Layers. The aim of the graveyard survey was to try to find out something of the people who had lived in the area known as Whitle over many centuries.
The Graveyard Gang
There were many willing volunteers who soon became known as ‘The Graveyard Gang’.
These were: Harry Ball, Margaret Black, Hilary Brindley, John Brindley, Hilary Butler, Carolyn Chambers (whose husband Chris has developed the Graveyard Survey Website – see more below), Pauline Dolan, Kay Gregory, Anna Heeley, Lynn Burrow, David Miller, Leila Serougi, Sally Smith, Kayleigh Topliss, Elspeth Walker, Eric Wood (who took photographs of all the gravestones to include on the graveyard survey website and who drew the plan of the graveyard).
Special thanks goes to George Grindon, verger, and Chris and Ann Belfield for their assistance with the village hall.
St Luke’s Graveyard Map >>
The Graveyard Survey Website and Database
The graveyard survey website houses a database of all the graves that were surveyed, including photographs, which can be accessed by clicking here.
But that’s not all the Graveyard Gang has done – they have also written a book!