Cemetery consecrated

The new cemetery in Ramsey has been consecrated, despite the theft of its iron gates. The £4,000 gates were taken from the Wood Lane cemetery two months ago. The theft did not deter the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Dr Anthony Russell, when he consecrated the

The new cemetery in Ramsey has been consecrated, despite the theft of its iron gates.

The £4,000 gates were taken from the Wood Lane cemetery two months ago.

The theft did not deter the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Dr Anthony Russell, when he consecrated the new cemetery.

Ramsey town clerk Lorraine Russell said: "He didn't seem to notice that the cemetery gates were missing, which was a relief because that would have been a real embarrassment for us."


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It is hoped new gates will be in place in about five weeks. The cost will be covered by an insurance company.

The cemetery is expected to be operational in about 18 months.

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INFORMATION: Anyone with information on the theft of the gates should contact the central police division on 0845 4564564.

Picture: JOHN BUFTON

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