Guernsey cemetery plan could see seats replace tombs

Dennis Le Moignan Mr Le Moignan said he hoped the site could become a garden by the summer of 2012

Related Stories

A St Peter Port cemetery could be deconsecrated and turned into a garden, if funds can be found.

Dennis Le Moignan, the parish's junior constable, announced on Thursday a plan to transform the Brothers' Cemetery.

He said it would involve dismantling the tombs, sealing the bottoms and then back-filling them with soil, before placing seats around the one acre site.

He estimated that a five figure sum of sponsorship would be needed but said "we don't have finalised costs yet".

Mr Le Moignan said it could become a popular spot, if it were properly developed.

"It really is pretty in here with all these trees," he said.

"You've got a lovely view out to the sea and in the summer you walk in through the gates and all you can hear are the birds singing."

"But you can also see at the moment a sad state of affairs," he said.

"Tombs half collapsed in... bricks have gone rotten over the years. It's not right to leave things in this state."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey

Weather

Guernsey Airport

16 °C 13 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on BBC News

  • Pulling a pint in MauritiusThe beer hunter

    One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius

Programmes

  • Traffic lightsClick Watch

    From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.