By coincidence while Freda was giving her talk on the significance of the Burial sites in our District, Richard Davies was meeting with people who have a direct interest in the maintenance and the continuity of Penybont Cemetery. The following bulletin has been agreed as a summary of how they intend to go forward. Additional support from interested people would decrease the financial burden on this group of people and also make the longer term challenges more manageable.
“There are over 100 graves in Penybont Burial Ground and these remain important for families who live in the area, and for families who have moved away. It is also an important resource for the future of our community as a burial ground, and for the history of the district.
The funds that have supported the upkeep of the Burial Ground in Penybont ran out last year.
A number of families whose relatives are buried in the graveyard have met to consider their options for its future maintenance.
The options included closing the graveyard and leaving it to the Presbyterian Church of Wales to undertake minimal maintenance, or for the families themselves to take responsibility for future maintenance and preserving the Burial Ground as an open resource for the community.
The families have committed £100 each, for this year, towards the maintenance of the Burial Ground. For the on-gong future this figure will be reviewed on an annual basis.
It is hoped that other people in the Penybont District will recognize this as a community asset and as an important link to the past history of this community.”
If you would like to support this community asset please contact: