Swansea's Graveyard With Ambition

Babell Graveyard, Cwmbwrla

Volunteers needed to bring life to Babell

Volunteers are needed to help clear up a Swansea graveyard so it can be used by the local community and become a haven for wildlife.

The Babell Graveyard Project in Cwmbwrla wants to clean up the site and create access to the graves.

A man called Richard Hopkins researched his family tree and found out he had five generations buried at Babell; he decided to purchase the site to stop the area being developed.

As well as clearing up the graveyard, he also wants to research and collate information about those buried there, their families and the local history.

At this early stage the site is being cleared of litter, fly-tipped material and excessive bramble.

Japanese knotweed winter stems are also being removed before starting the Japanese knotweed treatment programme which will continue for several years.

There are many different groups, individuals and local business involved currently including Trinity St David, Cyfle Cymru, Roots Foundation and NatWest.

But organisers are looking for more people to get involved to manage and maintain the graveyard.


  • 20 April: 7-8 pm at Gorse Mission, Carmarthen Road, Cwmbwrla, SA5 8LP. Join us for a community meeting to find out more about the plans for the regeneration and motivation behind the Babell Graveyard Project.
  • 21 April: 10am - 2pm Babell Graveyard, Cwmbwrla, Swansea SA5 8LN

Come along to the first community workday to help;

  • Litter pick
  • Clear of overgrown vegetation
  • Improved access to the graves
  • Create some community buzz!

For further information, go to http://www.babell-chapel.com

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