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'Voices of the deceased are heard' say campaigners after Christian group stops chapel graveyard work

Campaigners are putting their celebrations on hold after a Christian group that has built a driveway over graves at a tiny mid Wales chapel suspended the work and said it would reinstate the cemetery.

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The driveway at the chapel

The Dolafon Trust, a part of the Plymouth Brethren church which owns the Bethany Chapel, near Newtown, also says it wants to 'make things right' with the local community and will cooperate over continuing investigations.

Jackie Davies, who started the Restore Bethany Chapel Hodley's Graveyard Facebook page, said: "The voices of the deceased were heard and it means we have won, but seeing is believing and we will be keeping a watchful eye on what happens.

"It appears the driveway will be restored, a pathway will go up the side of the graves, and we will be in more talks regarding the reinstatement of the headstones, and hedges.

The driveway at the chapel

"We are very happy that they have seen sense.

"We are very pleased for the families that have relatives buried there."

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