Most of us will at some time visited a rural historic church, similar to St. Mary’s and noticed in some cases that the burial ground is uncared for.

Here in Nether Alderley we are extremely lucky to see that our church, church yard and burial ground are kept in pristine condition. In the burial ground this is mainly due to the hard work put in by Norman Moore, Nether Alderley Parish Council’s groundsman.

Many of you will have seen Norman working in the burial ground without really knowing much about him. In April 2018, Norman completed 40th year maintaining the burial ground. Norman, aged 73, has lived in Nether Alderley for 57 years and has served the Parish in many ways, including being Parish Hall caretaker for 35 years and caretaker of Nether Alderley Primary School for 5 years in the 1970s. This was in addition to his work for local farmers.

Every Parish would benefit by having a ‘Norman’ and Nether Alderley is very lucky indeed that he is ours. Thank you Norman.

 

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