In 2019 Woking Borough Council, owners of Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, began the restoration of the Colquhoun family chapel & crypt.
This involved the exhumation of ten Lead coffins from the crypt, re-coffining and eventual re-interment.
Rowland Brothers Exhumation Services Ltd were tasked with this part of the restoration.
Almost hidden from view, the chapel was not the easiest site to access, and required a state-of-the-art transport system.
Inside, the crypt was found to be flooded with two feet of water. But we had a plan: