The Activity Plan

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The Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels Activity Plan sets out everything we want to do in our project to bring all the elements of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels alive. It complements the capital or physical works which will be undertaken to conserve the Chapels.

link to the Activity Plan (pdf)

The plan includes a series of proposals based on the three HLF strategic aims of Learning, Participation and Conservation and covers the specific aspects of:

  • interpreting our heritage
  • education and life long learning
  • community engagement, participation, involvement and audience development
  • volunteering
  • heritage skills training and
  • marketing.

Download the Activity Plan (pdf)

Follow details of the planned activities as they are implemented.

The Plan seeks to provide:

  • a high quality website which becomes the overarching platform for information and interpretation about the project
  • moving and inspirational interpretation
  • a range of innovative education resources which are available on-line and can be delivered by class teachers or specialist sessional workers by booking through the website
  • a proactive partnership between WMHBT, the Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery and Dudley MBC Bereavement Services to ensure the vision is sustained and continues to develop beyond the life of the project
  • excellent opportunities for volunteering through the Friends
  • training opportunities which will develop the skills of individuals and help them to be more employable.

We believe this will enable us to create a high quality sustainable facility.


Ian Parkin - Activity Plan Co-ordinator

Ian of Parkin Heritage and Tourism has been appointed to deliver the Activity Plan

Carolyn Healy - Community Facilitator.

Carolyn is working with local people to establish a Friends Group that will help to look after the cemetery and chapels into the future. Some of the activities that the Friends Group might do include maintaining the cemetery grounds, tidying up some of the neglected graves, organising events and fundraising.


David Johnson - Mural Artist

David is working with Rufford and Thorns Primary Schools to designing and painting the mural that will go onto the contractor's fencing.


Sue Pope - Education Consultant

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


Paul Floyd - Glass Artsist

Paul, a specialist glass artist based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, will be working with art students from Redhill School, Stourbridge College and The Academy Kidderminster on the design of the two large windows in the Chapels.


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