Watering cans donated to Hitchin Cemetery in grandmother’s memory

PUBLISHED: 07:02 06 June 2018

The new watering cans donated to Hitchin Cemetery, off St John's Road, by Bernard Glenholme and his family in memory of his late wife Gill. Picture: Bernard Glenholme

The new watering cans donated to Hitchin Cemetery, off St John's Road, by Bernard Glenholme and his family in memory of his late wife Gill. Picture: Bernard Glenholme

Archant

The family of a much-missed grandmother have donated watering cans to Hitchin Cemetery in her memory.

The old milk bottles formerly used at Hitchin Cemetery, off St John's Road, for watering. Picture: Bernard GlenholmeThe old milk bottles formerly used at Hitchin Cemetery, off St John's Road, for watering. Picture: Bernard Glenholme

The donations are in memory of Gill Glenholme, who died in February, and were the idea of her husband Bernard – who goes to the cemetery off St John’s Road every morning to water rose bushes and bulbs he has planted at her grave.

“The only problem was that to water them I had to take a tatty plastic milk container from the rack,” he told the Comet.

Bernard Glenholme with his late wife Gill. Picture: Bernard GlenholmeBernard Glenholme with his late wife Gill. Picture: Bernard Glenholme

“Eventually I got fed up. We have 19 children and grandchildren in total, so I persuaded each of them to donate a watering can in a Gill’s memory.”

Each of the green six-litre Wilko watering cans bears a picture of Gill.

Bernard has posted a notice on the rack urging others to donate watering cans in memory of their departed loved ones, to “bring a little dignity to this special place”.

The cemetery is run by North Hertfordshire District Council.

More news stories

Yesterday, 18:33

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

Yesterday, 18:18

Martins Way in Stevenage has re-opened following an earlier closure by police.

Yesterday, 17:17

A major road in Stevenage has been closed by police.

Yesterday, 14:21

A rare 1950s motorcycle has been stolen from a home in Gamlingay.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy