Misterton War Memorial restored

by | 21 May 2022 | Community Focus, Gainsborough

Misterton War Memorial is one of the few in the country to list a woman’s name: that of Nurse K Jollands. Kitty Jollands died at the age of 21 and is buried in Misterton Cemetery along with her sister, Agnes (Nan), and their parents. Over the years, with no close relatives, the memorial fell into disrepair.

Now thanks to a grant from District Councillor Hazel Brand to have the headstone re-erected, a donation of weed-proof membrane and gravel from ProTurf on North Carr Road, and the efforts of Misterton youngster Isabelle McCorkell, the grave has been restored to its former condition.

Isabelle weeded the grave ready for the membrane and gravel and cleaned the headstone as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Many thanks to Isabelle and all those who have helped to get this historic memorial back into a respectable condition as befits the memory of those buried there.