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Mel Diack MBE with Mr David Brierley Green, David Daniels project manager for Buildings of Remembrance International and Mrs Lois Green
Mel Diack MBE with Mr David Brierley Green, David Daniels project manager for Buildings of Remembrance International and Mrs Lois Green
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Families of loved ones buried at the former Calderstones Hospital cemetery in Whalley are being asked to come forward.

It is understood a new crematorium is to be built at the existing site and relatives of the deceased buried at the Mitton Road cemetery can contact Whalley resident Mr Mel Diack MBE for more information.

The Ribble Valley Remembrance Park was the final resting place of 995 patients of Calderstones Hospital from 1915 to 1993.

Mel said: “I have agreed to be an interim link for any relative who has concerns regarding a relative buried there because they have two months to have their say as permission has been granted by the Ministry of Justice for work to commence and there may be a possibility of removal of some bodies. Mr David Brierley Green, David Daniels project manager for Buildings of Remembrance International and Mrs Lois Green (pictured) flew over from America again as they have a great aunt, Constance Clements, who was buried at the cemetery in 1924. Surviving relatives of patients can call Mel on 01254 823012 or email melrose.diack@

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