English Cemetery needs Gardener

View of the English Cemetery in Via Verdi, Livorno View of the English Cemetery in Via Verdi, Livorno 10-8-2007 Livorno's Cimitero Inglese - or English Cemetery - is the oldest Protestant cemetery in Italy, its earliest tomb dating from 1642. The tombs include that of the 18th-century Scottish writer, Tobias Smollett, and many members of the British community that lived and worked in Livorno between the 17th and 19th centuries.

This cemetery of great historical importance lies in Via Verdi, in the centre of Livorno, on land belonging to the British government. The Misericordia, a charitable association, carries out a twice yearly clean-up of the cemetery but it has become clear to all involved that this is no longer enough to keep the site in a worthy condition.

Tobias Smollett's tombstone Tobias Smollett's tombstone Hence the search for a regular gardener, for someone who can give the cemetery the time and care it needs so that this historic burial ground can be appreciated by both locals and visitors to the city.

Two or three mornings a week of careful upkeep, depending on the season, would probably be sufficient for Livorno's English cemetery to become a place that the city can be proud of, instead of being engulfed by weeds and litter.

FOR DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING THE ABOVE, SEE COMMENTS TO THE ARTICLE

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View of the English Cemetery in Via Verdi, Livorno View of the English Cemetery in Via Verdi, Livorno 10-8-2007 Livorno's Cimitero Inglese - or English Cemetery - is the oldest Protestant cemetery in Italy, its earliest tomb dating from 1642. The tombs include that of the 18th-century Scottish writer, Tobias Smollett, and many members of the British community that lived and worked in Livorno between the 17th and 19th centuries.

This cemetery of great historical importance lies in Via Verdi, in the centre of Livorno, on land belonging to the British government. The Misericordia, a charitable association, carries out a twice yearly clean-up of the cemetery but it has become clear to all involved that this is no longer enough to keep the site in a worthy condition.

Tobias Smollett's tombstone Tobias Smollett's tombstone Hence the search for a regular gardener, for someone who can give the cemetery the time and care it needs so that this historic burial ground can be appreciated by both locals and visitors to the city.

Two or three mornings a week of careful upkeep, depending on the season, would probably be sufficient for Livorno's English cemetery to become a place that the city can be proud of, instead of being engulfed by weeds and litter.

FOR DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING THE ABOVE, SEE COMMENTS TO THE ARTICLE

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View of the English Cemetery in Via Verdi, Livorno View of the English Cemetery in Via Verdi, Livorno 10-8-2007 Livorno's Cimitero Inglese - or English Cemetery - is the oldest Protestant cemetery in Italy, its earliest tomb dating from 1642. The tombs include that of the 18th-century Scottish writer, Tobias Smollett, and many members of the British community that lived and worked in Livorno between the 17th and 19th centuries.

This cemetery of great historical importance lies in Via Verdi, in the centre of Livorno, on land belonging to the British government. The Misericordia, a charitable association, carries out a twice yearly clean-up of the cemetery but it has become clear to all involved that this is no longer enough to keep the site in a worthy condition.

Tobias Smollett's tombstone Tobias Smollett's tombstone Hence the search for a regular gardener, for someone who can give the cemetery the time and care it needs so that this historic burial ground can be appreciated by both locals and visitors to the city.

Two or three mornings a week of careful upkeep, depending on the season, would probably be sufficient for Livorno's English cemetery to become a place that the city can be proud of, instead of being engulfed by weeds and litter.

FOR DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING THE ABOVE, SEE COMMENTS TO THE ARTICLE

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