"The Mill Road Cemetery Project included not only making a website but also running many locally focused activities within the cemetery to create a sense of community and to improve the physical environment. Remarkably, this project has turned the cemetery around from being a place no one wanted to go to to now being somewhere that locals have pride in."
Launch of community web resource for the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery
Stride Design can be seen here celebrating the launch of the website for the Mill Road Cemetery at a party was hosted by Caroline Wilson in the gardens at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
The website acts as a resource for the various activities that go on in the cemetery. It has been loaded with content by members of the community, using Stride’s content management system, which is designed to be incredibly user-friendly. It is full of photos of wildlife, kids doing activities, archive images of plans and old engravings of buildings, lots of text explaining the history of the site and education packs for teachers. There are even a few graves on there as well!
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by Sarah Tovell of Cambridge City Council and Tamsin Wimhurst. The clients were very pleased with the end result. Sarah commented that it was “absolutely brilliant and much better than anything I had envisaged”, whilst Tamsin said,
“I have shown it to various people and they are quite blown away by it – a well designed site with great functionality.”