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Effort to clean up cemeteries grows

PLYMOUTH — There is a lot going on at Burial Hill. Young and old gather to socialize, tidy the grounds, and clean gravestones with delicate care. They are all volunteers and part of a growing interest in cemetery preservation south of Boston.

“There is more awareness of the historic cemeteries; people are seeing the fun involved in preserving them,” said June ­Gillette, who with Cheryle Caputo organized a volunteer group called Friends of Burial Hill.

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