A derelict chapel has been fitted with new windows courtesy of a Wombwell machine tool firm.
LNS Turbo, of Valley Way, donated time and materials towards installing new windows on the North Chapel of cemetery, moving the Friends of Wombwell Cemetery one step further towards realising their dream of transforming it into a visitors' centre.
The LNS Turbo Group, which is based in Switzerland, is in its 40th year of trading and, to celebrate, has asked its national companies to undertake one day's work per employee for the benefit of the community. The British arm of the group is based in Wombwell.
In addition, to its labour, the company has designed and donated eight Perspex windows and protective grilles for the church, which is being slowly restored by the Friends after years of neglect.
Sill covers were also manufactured and fitted beneath the windows to support memorial plaques similar to those on the Cemetery's railings and peace garden in the burned-down South Chapel.
"That's the company's gift to the people of Wombwell," said Friends chairman Mike Bretton. "The original windows had been broken and boarded up for a number of years but they've now been restored."
The Friends now aim to have a a kitchen and toilet installed in the former chapel and hope to secure funding to replace the rose window, which is currently boarded up, with a design commemorating those who died in the First World War.