heaton logo

 

HOME HANNAHS AMERICAN DREAM NEVER HAD A BETTER MARY HEATONS SHEEPDOG SCRAPBOOKS DE HETON FAMILY LINKS 1960 SHEEPDOG TRIALS HEATONS OF WORTH ABOUT US LINKS
paypal cart paypal logo

LATEST INFORMATION ON THE DOCKROYD GRAVEYARD RESTORATION PROJECT
BOOKSTORE
Click on the image to
read more
NEW FOR 2019

Heatons of Worth cover

never had it better cover
hannah american dream
collection one cover
collection two cover
de heton cover
sheep dog trials 1960


DOCKROYD GRAVEYARD
RESTORATION PROJECT

ACTION PLAN

Stage 1. Take the opportunity that has arisen to purchase the property as without ownership any control over the future of the graveyard is minimal.

Stage 2. Restore the graveyard in a way that allows the families and general public to pay their respects to the people buried here. The graveyard can make an important contribution to the Oakworth Conservation Area and as an area of local historical significance, so the preservation of the gravestones and their setting will be a priority. A balance will be made between heritage and wildlife, safe access to the public and the needs of butterfoplies, birds and wild flowers.

Stage 3. Find a way of ensuring that the sithomepage backgrounde can be maintained and enjoyed in the future so that the neglect can never again happen.

HOW ANYONE CAN HELP

I am aware that to many people the state of the graveyard has been a concern for a number of years. I am also aware there are many willing helpers who would like to contribute to the restoration plan. I would like to involve any families, groups or individuals who want to participate.

With this in mind the following options are offered:-
1. Anyone with photos of the graveyard in former years is invited to share them with me as this will help in planning the restoration.

2. Anyone with stories, family history information, photos or obituaries of those buried here is invited to share them with me to enable a story of the graveyard to be co-ordinated and recorded before it is forgotten forever.

3. Purchase my new book HEATONS OF WORTH which tell stories of the Heaton family’s historic involvement with the Worth Valley including Dockroyd graveyard.

Profits from the sale of the book will go towards the costs of the Restoration Project.

4. Anyone with a particularly skill that is willing to volunteer that skill and their time to assist the restoration is asked to come forward. All offers of help will be gratefully considered. Any willing volunteers can phone Project Manager Paul on 07850 671117.

5. Anyone who would like to contribute to the project with a financial donation can do so by following the donate button below:



View the video
DOCKROYD GRAVEYARD JUNGLE TOUR 
HERE to witness the work ahead of us....

 

HOW IS THE PROJECT PROGRESSING...  

25th January 2019
After six months of delicate negotiations the purchase of the Graveyard is now completed. The Restoration Project can now begin!

dockroyd restoration team
As featured in the Keighley News 7th February 2019
See the news article HERE

 

Dockroyd Digger Day 4 Dockroyd Digger Day 3 Dockroyd Digger Day 6
dockroyd digger 1 Dockroyd Digger Day 2 Dockroyd Digger Day 5

 

Stuart and Andy
Path
Roger and Bob
gravestones 2 gravestones 1
restoration 1 (2)
restoration 2
restoration 3
restoration 4
restoration 5
restoration 6
restoration 7
restoration 7
restoration 9
restoration 10
restoration 11
restoration 12
restoration 13
restoration 14
restoration 15

restoration 16- Ashley Waligura and Liam Mitchell

Ashley Waligura and Liam Mitchell

restoration 17
restoration 18
restoration 19
restoration 20
restoration 21



We've also had press interest recently -
click Here and Here to view the recent Keighley News coverage

and Click HERE to view our recent coverage on BBC Look North
BBC Look North 15th June 2019 © BBC

or there's this video HERE which is also courtesy of BBC Yorkshire © BBC

   
   

We have made massive inroads as you can see!

graveyard
Example of self-seeded trees
Example of self-seeded trees
Example of damage to gravestones
Example of damage to gravestones
Condition of graveyard 2018
Condition of graveyard 2018
Graveyard in 2006 (Photo by Andy Wade)
Graveyard in 2006 (Photo by Andy Wade
Ivy covered gravestones
Ivy covered gravestones
Litter
Litter


All Copyright Reserved to Andrew Heaton 2017