We (Belton in Rutland History Society) are currently working on updating a survey of our 2 graveyards and wonder if anyone might be interested in lending a hand, here is a list of what we have planned, if you would like to help in any way, please do contact us.
Each of us to be given a section of the graveyard to check the stones and see if there is more information that could be added to the existing info. Sheila printing and handing out maps.
On the stones that are completely illegible we propose to try using a specific product for the job that we can rub on to see if more information can be found, Ian is look ing into what product is used for this, obviously without making a mess of the stone.
Photograph every gravestone, including the new graveyard and inside the church – these can then be made available via the website
Survey the new graveyard and include the graves inside the church
Visit to Wigston record office to see if there are any separate burial records (as opposed to death records) that we have missed, they may be under Wardley, or the Parish Council – date arranged for this is Tuesday 18th June (next week).