A small group (including our Treasurer Adrian Brown) has set about improving the closed churchyard to make it more accessible and attractive for visitors and townsfolk. There are graves in our churchyard going back to the latter part of the 17th century (1680 may be the earliest). First the brambles and then the small saplings between gravestones will be cleared. The work is costing about £6,000 and is coming from legacies the church has received. After that Norse will keep the churchyard in good condition.
An arborist will next survey trees and make recommendations. This initial survey work will probably be later this year and will cost about £2,000 (again from legacies). Dealing with the larger trees is really a five to ten year project but once the initial work has been completed the group hope to produce a walking guide to the graveyard so people can see the graves of the famous Aldeburgh residents.