Here we uncovered the two unmarked graves of seven soldiers who died 1879 - 1886 from the 33rd Regiment of Foot - that later formed part of the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment.
In January 2020 many of the 2226 graves at Christ Church were covered beneath 3-4ft of thick brambles, weeds and shrubs. The church decided to form a group of volunteers, not just to clear the brambles and shrubs, but to transform this wilderness into a beautiful memorial park. We meet every Saturday (unless there is a wedding) for 10am and work to 12.30 when we stop for a homemade soup lunch together. The ladies in church provide tea and coffee for the volunteers and for the visitors. If you are looking for a family grave, would like to volunteer, interested in what we are doing, you are very welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat - the kettle is always ON! By Easter 2023 we should have access to all the graves and look forward to having Open Days with guided tours around the graveyard and inside church. If anyone has any old photos of church events, or interesting information on those who are buried in the graveyard, we would love to hear from you. We not only want to keep the memory of these people alive, but also keep alive the history of the community of Pellon and Halifax.