VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help look after a historic graveyard in Bradford.

Preparations are being made for a service of Remembrance at Heaton Graveyard, Highgate, Heaton, at 10.45am for 11am on Friday, November 11.

Volunteer organiser Margaret Gray said: "We now only have one volunteer able to continue with the project which we started in 2002.

"We are desperately in need of younger people to volunteer."

During the service, Margaret said: "Pupils from St Barnabas School lay a wreath in remembrance of the 43 young men from the district who went to war and never returned to their families.

"They either are remembered or buried in the graveyard.

"In St Barnabas Church, in Ashwell Road, there is a memorial plaque to some of these and other local men in the district, including my grandfather, Tom Martindale, who died in the Battle of Ypres.

"He left behind his wife and ten children, the youngest being my mother, Mary, who was one year old the day before he died, on April 16, 1916, aged 42. He was, like thousands of others, never to have a grave.

"We welcome people to join us at this service.

If anyone is interested in volunteering contact Margaret on 01756 228592.


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