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Paul Floyd - Glass Artist

BMETC students working on ideas for the window design Redhill School pupils in front of one of the new windows

Paul Floyd, specialist glass artist based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, worked with local art students on the design of the two large windows in the Chapels.

The students, from Redhill School, Stourbridge College and The Academy Kidderminster, developed concepts based on the industrial heritage of Lye and the famous people who have influenced the development of Lye over the years.

Paul mentored the students in a series of sessions and synthesized the ideas to produce a final design for approval by the Trustees. Paul then manufactured the two windows which are now installed in the chapel building.

Read the report in the Redhill School Newsletter

Carolyn Healy - Community Facilitator

Carolyn Healy was tasked with getting local people involved in the project and establishing a Friends Group to help look after the cemetery into the future.

Carolyn has a great deal of experience of working with local communities on a range of projects from creating new play areas to turning derelict areas into parks and conserving valuable wildlife and heritage sites. All of these projects have involved supporting local people to get involved and learn new skills.

Read Carolyn's pen picture...

The Friends Group is now established and is actvely involved in maintaining the cemetery grounds, tidying up some of the neglected graves and organising events and fundraising. Find out more and details on how to join...

David Johnson - Mural Artist

David Johnson worked with Rufford and Thorns Primary Schools to design and paint the mural that decorated the contractor's fencing whilst work was in progress.

Pupils from Rufford Primary School Years 4 and 5 from the schools painted individual panels that were fixed onto the front hoarding facing the entry 'avenue'. The children were inspired by the chapels, cemetery, people, environment and places that make up The Lye and Wollescote settlements of the past and today.

Read the media release

View the gallery of all the paintings completed.

Sue Pope - Education Consultant

Sue Pope worked with teachers to create an extensive resource pack for schools which is suitable for project work on subjects such as the built environment, nature conservation, social history, citizenship and other curriculum areas.

Read Sue's pen picture...

Past Activities

For more details of past, current and future activities please visit our Get Involved Page and our social media pages:

Angels, Chains and Broken Columns - Guided Walk

Sunday 19th July,2015

Free guided walk to uncover the meaning behind the stones.

Help Care for the Victorian Graves

4th July and 1st August, 2015

The Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery and Chapels held two successful Grave tidy events. These are a practical working activities. More volunteers are needed for further similar events.

Open Day

Saturday 20th June, 2015

A short tour and the opportunity to meet members of the Historic Buildings Trust. Included talks and demonstrations by specialist historic building contractors and local historians.

Read the full details

View the poster

History in the Headstones

Sunday 3 May 2015, 11am - 12 noon

A guided tour of the cemetery and the fascinating folk at rest there

Read the media release

The Restoration of the Chapels
Open Meeting

Tuesday 12th May 2015, 7pm - 8.30pm

An illustrated talk about the restoration work and a chance to have your say about the project, future management and the creation of a Friends Group at Stambermill House, Cemetery Road, Lye

Read the media release

Arnos Vale Cemetery Visit

Thursday 14th May 2015, 9am to 4pm

An opportunity to visit this Victorian Cemetery now managed as a trust including an active Friends Group.

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