June 2016 - WORKING HOLIDAY
The Friends' working holiday at Žďár nad Sázavou included maintenance of the Lower Cemetery (which was in fact never used for burials) and ran 11th-18th June. The site was built by the famous Baroque architect J. B. Santini-Aichel, and the work means that it can now be opened to the public. Tasks involved simple building work, some clearance and preservation work and simple terrain work. During the week there was the chance to visit some of the region’s houses and castles. The UNESCO pilgrimage church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená hora forms part of the complex. Peter Jamieson, Chairman of the Friends was interviewed for two television news reports that also mentioned our other support at the complex since 2008.
Image courtesy of Czech Television, showing reporter Dušan Vrbecký, live on the Studio 6 programme (at 32 minutes, 25 seconds), click here .
Image courtesy of Czech television, showing reporter Dušan Vrbecký, live on the Studio 6 programme.
The Czech daily newspaper Mladá Fronta Dnes MDF covered our working holiday at Žďár nad Sázavou in Moravia, likewise the local newpaper Žďárský deník. A lot of goodwill was generated as our volunteers, both from the Czech Republic and the UK, worked on this famous site. Click here for Televize Vysočina's report.