THE chapel in the cemetery in Nottinghamshire where the parents
of the author and poet D. H. Lawrence are buried was reduced to
little more than a shell by a severe fire last week.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said that three fire
engines, a Command Support Vehicle, and a Welfare Unit were sent to
Eastwood Cemetery Chapel after the fire broke out in the early
hours of Wednesday morning.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known. A spokesman for the
fire service said that the incident had now been handed over to the
police ,and that further investigations were taking place. The
chapel, which is privately owned, has now been sealed off with
fencing while its future is decided.
"There will be a full investigation into the cause of the fire,
but until that investigation is complete we cannot speculate on
what started the blaze," the leader of Broxtowe Borough Council,
Councillor Milan Radulovic, said. "Sadly, the building is seriously
affected, but fortunately, no individuals were involved, and the
surrounding site and graves are intact.
"I am extremely upset to seethis historic building so badly
damaged and the council will look carefully into the possibility of
saving the building, or whether it will be forced to demolish the