Millington moves toward acquiring Quaker burial ground

The Vansant family plot is enclosed by a corroded wrought-iron fence that is missing a gate, finials and a section of fencing along the back of the plot. Repair of the markers and fence is proposed as the Philadelphia Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends moves toward transferring ownership of the burial ground to the Town of Millington. Our photograph was taken April 10.

MILLINGTON — The owner of a Quaker burial ground in the 400-block of Cypress Street and a firm that specializes in historical preservation are in negotiations for work that would facilitate transfer of the property to the Town of Millington, according to discussion Tuesday at the regular meeting of the mayor and council.

Town Administrator Jo Manning handed out copies of the two-page agreement between the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and Philadelphia-based Materials Conservation.

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