THIRTY five members of Peninsula Company from the Army Foundation College have been hekping spruce up the graveyard at Bolton Abbey.

Although the graveyard is very well maintained when it comes to weekly grass cutting, many of the gravestones had become covered in moss and were illegible. Armed with scrapers and brushes the junior soldiers set about cleaning all the graves as well as removing excess rubble and righting gravestones which had been laid face down and could not be read.

The Rector of Bolton Abbey, Reverend Nicholas Mercer said: “The Army Foundation College did a wonderful job cleaning the gravestones and other tasks and our graveyard now looks immaculate. We occasionally get requests from members of the public who wish to identify the graves of their relatives and I am now confident that they will be able to find them."

Visitors are invited to have a look around the graveyard.