Volunteers clearing a graveyard
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Volunteers find 26 'missing' graves in Cradley Heath churchyard

Twenty-six "missing" graves have been found by volunteers clearing an overgrown churchyard in the West Midlands.

Norman Catton, from Cradley and District Ex-Service Association, said the memorials were hidden under brambles in St Peter's Church, Cradley Heath.

Amongst the graves found by the volunteers are 10 belonging to soldiers killed in World War One.

The oldest grave belongs to a soldier killed in the Boer War.

Mr Catton said he hoped local people would ensure the graveyard did not "get into that state again".

  • 04 Aug 2014