Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

1980: Vandalism headlines

By 1980, Rectory Lane Cemetery is in a sorry state and reports of vandalism hit the headlines of the local press. An Express article describes littering, drunkenness, monuments being smashed and tombstones being smashed by wayward youths. Both St Peter’s Church congregation and Dacorum Borough Council struggle to look after the disused burial ground.