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Offenders cut grass at war grave
1:04pm Friday 15th June 2012 in Darwen
A TEAM of offenders has cut the grass and tidied up in an area of Darwen Cemetery that was overgrown.
The Lancashire Telegraph reported last week that the grave of Private Peter Farley, who died during the First World War, was overgrown.
Now, through Blackburn with Darwen’s Payback service, the grave has been revealed after the grass was cut, and the area cleaned up, by a team of eight offenders.
Chairman of the Friends of Darwen Cemetery, John East, said: “We work closely with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the Payback team and welcome them coming up to the cemetery.
“The Payback scheme has done remarkable work throughout Darwen and in the cemetery, and we are always delighted to have them.”
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