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Work begins on historic cemetery
Welford Road Cemetery
The cemetery dates back to 1849
Work has started on a three-quarters of a million pound restoration of a 150-year-old Leicester cemetery.

The Welford Road Cemetery scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will include repairs to driveways and the replacement of fencing.

About 100 bird and bat boxes will be installed as well as other nature and conservation initiatives.

The cemetery opened in 1849 and project leaders said the works would protect the site for years to come.

Councillor John Mugglestone, cabinet lead for regeneration and culture, said: "I am delighted that work has started.

"This is an excellent project for our most historic cemetery, and will protect the site for the future."

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