New Website Under Development!

our non-profit   celebrates our 25th anniversary!

welcome &

mission statement

Welcome to the website for the Walker-Blake Graveyard Restoration Project, Inc., (WBGRP) which is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation in Massachusetts. We were founded in 1995.


Our mission:

For the benefit of future generations, to preserve the graveyard using various restoration techniques and to protect the graveyard from further vandalism. 


We have received a $5,750 grant from the Taunton River Stewardship Council!  This grant was made in memory of Maryan Nowak who was a member of the TRSC and was on the Board of Directors o the WBGRP.  This money will be used toward restoration of about 10 gravestones this year!

For many years I have researched our family history. The research brought me to Taunton, Massachusetts in 1988. At the Old Colony Historical Society I found information on ancestors who had lived in Taunton and where they were buried. With a copy of the Daughters of the American Revolution compilation of the "Eleven Cemeteries in Taunton", I visited the cemeteries of our ancestors. The Walker-Blake Graveyard is located in a remote area. The cemetery is situated on a rise that overlooks the Taunton River. A stone wall creates a border on all its’ four sides. 


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Bob Bates

411 Daniel Ave.

Gibbstown, NJ 08027


Tel: 609-206-6903

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