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Derelict Chapel Helped By Generous Company

Thursday September 19 2013

A DERELICT chapel has been fitted with new windows courtesy of a generous company.

LNS Turbo, of Valley Way, Wombwell, donated time and materials towards installing new windows and it moves the Friends of Wombwell Cemetery group one step further towards realising their dream of transforming it into a visitors' centre.

Switzerland-based LNS Turbo Group, which is in its 40th year of trading, is celebrating by undertaking one day's work per employee for the benefit of the community.

In addition to its labour, the company has designed and donated eight Perspex windows and protective grilles for the church, which is being slowly restored by the group after years of neglect.

Sill covers were also manufactured and fitted beneath the windows to support memorial plaques.

"That's the company's gift to the people of Wombwell," said Friends chairman Mike Bretton. "The original windows had been broken and boarded up for a number of years but they've now been restored."

The group now aim to have a a kitchen and toilet installed in the former chapel and hope to secure funding to replace the rose window, which is currently boarded up, with a design commemorating those who died in the First World War.

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Reply Posted by Swifty on Thursday September 19 2013 at 16:56
I use the cemetery path everyday all the volunteers do I wonderful job and also many thanks to LNS Turbo.

What I have noticed is the Council spend very little time cutting grass etc.

Keep up your hard work the people of Wombwell should be proud of Volunteers of Friends of Wombwell Cemetary

Reply Posted by project reveal on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 20:10
We were invited to about 2 years ago into the church which was slowly been cleared out by the friends of wombwell cemetery was way off completion glad to see it finally getting there shame about the other building in ruin but maybe 1 day it will be made safe to enter it's grounds and pass the day away relaxing remembering better days for all loved ones lost in different circumstances.

Reply Posted by Jessica on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 20:41
I'm the second Friend on the left and would like to say a huge thank you to LNS Turbo. You did an amazing job in such a quick time and you've finally allowed the daylight to shine through the windows of the North Chapel. Thank you again!