The Farsley Rehoboth Baptist Burial Ground was a place of internment from 1785 to 2000 and reflected the growth of Farsley and in particular its textile industry with many prominent residents buried there.
In total there are just over 4,000 local people interred in the Rehoboth all with their own histories and contribution to the growth and history of Farsley.
It covers 2 acres and is situated off Coal Hill Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5NA.
The last burial was in 2000 and this man has helped to protect the Burial Ground as (generally) it has to be 50 years after the last interment before any property development can take place and removal of graves be considered and even this is a lengthy and expensive process.
There are a number of official War Graves from both World Wars all of which are fully researched with their stories waiting to be told.
Immediate focus is currently upon heavy clearing of pathways to enable access around the site therefore, strong individuals are very appreciated. Additionally, the need for lighter graveside tidying plus other roles such as plot tagging and research will continue to increase in demand.
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Registered Charity 1182468 set up to purchase, reclaim and maintain this historic burial ground in Farsley, Leeds and provide access to all.
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