Michael Fabricant attended the inter-denominational Service of
Rededication of the Burial Ground held at 4.30pm on Saturday 16th
October at the Parish Church of St Peter, Yoxall.
He says: "I was deeply moved by the ceremony at which there was
standing room in the church only. A large proportion of villagers from
Yoxall were there. I was deeply impressed by the resolution of the
people of Yoxall. They are determined to stand up to those who have
desecrated the grave of Mrs Gladys Hammond and who have terrorised the
village for 5 years. People said to me ‘enough is enough, we are not
going to take it any longer’.
"At the end, of the service we left the church each with a lit candle
and walked to the burial ground. We formed a circle of light while the
Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Michael Bourke, reconsecrated the
ground. You couldn’t hear a pin drop as we stood in silence around the
"I hope that the so-called animal rights activists will now stop their
campaign of terror against those who run the guinea pig farm at
Newchurch and against villagers in Yoxall, Newchurch and others who
supply the farm or who are merely friends of the people who run the
farm. Enough is indeed enough".