Call to breathe new life into closed chapel

A call has gone out for people who can help breathe new life into a closed Grade II listed chapel in Boston’s Victorian cemetery.

An open evening is to be held on Wednesday, November 25, at Boston Crematorium, in Marian Road, from 6pm-7.30pm to discuss the future of the building.

The chapel, which dates from the 1850s, is currently closed to the public. It is boarded up and, while structurally intact, needs significant works to restore, with dry rot identified.

Its owner, Boston Borough Council, is keen to establish a friends group to explore its possible restoration.

A spokesman for the council said: “In these difficult financial times the best option to rejuvenate the chapel and its surroundings is to establish a friends group to work in partnership with the council to apply for funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“A successful grant application could see the chapel saved as well as a programme of events and activities to celebrate the fascinating wildlife and heritage within the Victorian cemetery.”

To book a place at the meeting, call Martin Potts on 01205 364612 or email martin.potts@boston.gov.uk