4 Dec, 2010 @ 09:00
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Saved from beyond the grave

IT is one of the most evocative sites in Malaga city.

And now the 180-year-old English Cemetery is to be protected by a special foundation.

After four years of red tape, a charity has finally been recognised as the governing body for the historic site.

The 8,000 square metre cemetery, which has more than 1000 graves, was created in 1831 as the first official burial ground for protestants in Spain.

Among those buried here are celebrated writers Marjorie Grice Hutchinson, Gamel Woolsey and Gerald Brenan.

But although the cemetery was the property of the British Government, no regular funding has been provided since 1904, and after a long-time shortage of funds it has become dilapidated.

Now a comprehensive fundraising programme will be launched to find the money to bring it back to its heyday.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. WHY doesn’t the British Government under Dave Cameron support it fully? He and his Cabinet “donate” 300 Million GBP to India (yes, India has their own Space Agency and spend almost as much on Defense as GB, have more Millionaires than GB, etc!) Unemployment benefits paid over 20 Billion GBP, NHS payments… too much to count. So UK supporting the ENGLISH Cemetary in Spain is PEANUT$ if it’s important. Come on Dave – write a personal check, after all, it’s tax deductable!

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