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Wrexham Cemetery £1m revamp bid's Heritage Lottery Fund help

9 January 2014 Last updated at 21:48 GMT

A £1m bid to restore and conserve historic features at Wrexham Cemetery could get the go-ahead.

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Wales has given Wrexham council officials £54,000 to develop a full application before making a final funding decision.

The first burial at the cemetery was in 1876 of 11-year-old local girl and there have been 37,000 burials since.

Wrexham author and historian Alister Williams said the Victorians designed it as "showpiece" and it was advertised as a place for people to enjoy a walk.

But now its crumbling buildings and gravestones are in need of restoration.

Matthew Richards reports.

Victorian cemetery restoration bid