Projects Report 2016
ACTIVITIES IN SOUTH ASIA 2016
Calcutta, The Scottish Cemetery: a grant of £5,000 was made to the Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust for its continuing conservation work.
New Delhi, St James’s Church: Skinner Family Graves: the restoration of these graves was completed.
Bangalore: Kulpully Roman Catholic Cemetery: £550 were granted to make a photographic record of the graves and MIs. This pilot project will guide ExCo to decide whether to record the graves in Bangalore’s other cemeteries.
Himachal Pradesh: St Patrick’s RC Church, Dagshai: a second grant of £2,200 was made for repairs to the boundary wall.
Hazaribagh, Jharkhand: Old British Cemetery: £1,685 for conservation.
Tamil Nadu: The Dindigul Graves, Dindigul: A second grant of £1,040 was made.
Hyderabad: the cemetery at the former British Residency: £7,000 for work in the first phase of the conservation project.
Karnataka: St Thomas’ Church Cemetery, Shimoga (Shivamogga): a £500 grant towards the repair of the boundary wall.
Maintenance grants were made to cemeteries in Agra, Calcutta, Chandranagar, Jhansi, Kotah and Meerut.
Himachal Pradesh: Kanlog Cemetery, Simla. Continue to encourage the local community to conserve this graveyard.
Delhi, A project for work at the Nicholson Cemetery is in preparation. The future of the Gordon Highlanders graves and monument at Badli-Ki-Sarai remains unclear. The British High Commission is monitoring the situation.
Karikop Cemetery, Nagapatnam. A grant of £2,000 towards work at this historic graveyard containing 17th c Dutch monuments and British graves is pending confirmation of funding by other donors.
Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow. The Bandariabagh Cemetery might be suited to a conservation project.
Uttar Pradesh: Etawah. A local interest group aims to conserve this cemetery.
Mysore (Karnataka): Sultanpet. A local heritage group aims to conserve this cemetery.
Uttarakhand: Nainital cemeteries. The India National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and the local community have expressed interest in conserving these graveyards.
Uttarakhand: Camel’s Back Cemetery, Mussoorie. Requires attention but the local community appears unable to take a decision.
West Bengal: ‘English Cemetery’, Darjeeling. A member has made a donation towards conserving this historic cemetery.
Dhaka, Narinda Cemetery. Conservation of the architecturally important 18th century tomb of ‘Colombo Sahib’ remains stalled.
Lahore, Mian Mir Cemetery: a grant of £350 was made towards securing the boundary wall.
Multan. The old British Christian Cemetery. The Remedy, Welfare and Development Organization (RWDO) received £2,500 towards boundary wall repairs.
Melaka: Bukit Serindit Christian Cemetery. A grant of £550 towards repairs.
Note: BACSA pays the bank charges for the overseas transfers.