Categories
News

Heene Cemetery Data Study 2

120,000 Years of Life. Heene Cemetery Data Study 2 is centred on the birth year of the people buried in Heene Cemetery.   The burial records include an age at death, and for this study, each individual’s birth year has been calculated by taking their age at death from their burial year. Heene Cemetery Data […]

Categories
News

Data Study of Heene Cemetery Burials

This is our first Data Study of Heene Cemetery burials. We have found out that there are nearly 2000 people buried in Heene Cemetery, which is only about an acre in size The Friends of Heene Cemetery are actively researching, and piecing together their lives, to tell their story. From the initial data gathered by […]

Categories
News

World Tuberculosis Day

The World Health Organisation commemorates World Tuberculosis Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. In the past, many people have died of this deadly disease. On World Tuberculosis Day, FoHC Researchers Identify 60 […]

Categories
News

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day falls on Monday 8th March 2021 this year, and the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. Historically, women were victims of a class system that permitted them limited rights and entitlements. This subjected most of them to a life of domesticity and child raising. It is now recognised that women became indoctrinated at an early […]

Categories
News

Valentines Day

Love is in the air and Friends of Heene Cemetery research volunteers have found some stories to celebrate Valentines Day! Draped Cloth and Chains This beautiful, Greek influenced, statue erected in memory of Mary Liversedge Simpson, stands tall in Heene Cemetery. Richard Simpson, her husband, died six years later. Medieval thinkers sometimes held that a […]

Categories
News

Love your Local Urban ‘Green Space’!

St Valentines Day is historically a day to declare love! And, for the volunteering team at Heene Cemetery, their tireless work in recent years to clear brambles and invasive species from the site, it’s been a labour of love! The team are passionate about what they do!  Under their care, they’ve nurtured the site, which […]

Categories
News

World Cancer Day

Friends of Heene Cemetery Honour and Value the lives lost to Cancer Research volunteers have been identifying the cause of death for burials aged between 5 years and 45 years. Although these stories can evoke feelings of sadness, we are bringing these ancestors to life by sharing their stories with you. Their experience of ill […]

Categories
Nature

In with the New!

Are any of your new year’s resolutions to clear brambles and invasive species from old meadow land? Chances are they’re not! But a few years back, that was just what the Friends of Heene Cemetery’s (FoHC) volunteers and supporter set out to do. And it’s led to some great outcomes for the local community in […]

Categories
News

International Day of Education

Heene Cemetery Celebrates International Day of Education which falls on 24th January every year. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this date, in celebration, of the role of education for peace and development Caroline Sandra Hendra (nee Bourne) – Head Mistress of Heene School, Heene Road, Worthing Reverend John George Gresson – West Mansions Preparatory […]