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adb41



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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: Closed to the public Reply with quote


This is the sight that one meets upon approaching the Aignish cemetery here in Lewis, some 3 miles east of Stornoway. It is not possible to visit the cemetery at all, due to refurbishment works on the old Eye Church, on the left of this pic.

When I complained, the Eye Trust, which has commissioned the works, told me: "the contractors insisted on isolating the whole cemetery during the consolidation works, for health and safety reasons, as well as security".

Is it permissible to close access to a cemetery, on account of work being carried out on one edifice within it? What if anyone wants to visit an ancestor's grave? The works are due to finish in 2013/14.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have just climbed the wall, I doubt you'd have been seen!
What a load of nonsense shutting the whole cemetery off.

Derek.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cemetery is now open as usual, following the completion of work on church and burialground.
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