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Our next Working Party wil be on Saturday

6th May 2017

10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Meet in the Western Cemetery

20th May 2017
3rd June 2017


For the full list of 2017 Working Party Dates

Click here.

Our General Meeting and AGM

On the 26th April 2017 we will be holding our General (Open to All) Meeting and AGM

Holker_HouseWe are meeting at Holker House, Railway Road, Darwen BB3 2RG at 7pm.

As usual we will be having a guest speaker on the night,
our guest this year is Jennifer Ray and she will talking on the role of Women during the course of the Great War


Everybody Welcome!

                                                                                 FODC March 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the Friends of Darwen Cemetery

All the best for 2017

Mick passes the baton on to Jill

Mick has has laid down his responsibilities as the Saturday Working Party Leader after our last Working Party of 2016, held on the 10th December.

Mick has passed the baton (or buck) on to Jill who takes over the position from our first Working Party after the New Year.

Mick will continue to attend the Saturday Working Parties and we are sure he will pass on his knowledge when required.

We are very grateful to him for keeping us safe and busy during his period in office, we have achieved so much over the years, thanks to his guidance and expertise.

                                                                           FODC December 2016
Our Last Working Party for 2016

On Saturday 10th December we had our last Working Party of the year.

Here are some photographs from the Morning.



Thank you to everybody who helped out during 2016!

And look forward to seeing you when we start again in January.

                                                           Photographs taken by Roy Cox
                                                             FODC December 2016

Our Walled Garden

During 2016 we started work on a quiet corner of the Cemetery right on the edge of  Cemetery Road behind the South Lodge.

Work started in this corner because it kept flooding and the path was always very muddy.

We started digging back the mound of soil next to the path to allow the water to escape, as we dug back we found loads of stone mixed in with the soil so we decided to put it to good use.

Below are the Before and After photographs and as you can see we retrieved a lot of stone.

I am sure you can agree the area looks much better now and with the drain cleared should prevent the path from flooding in the future.

Thanks to all who helped in this section.


                                                                                  FODC December 2016

Minutes from our AGM and Chairmans Report


If you would like to read the minutes from our 2016 AGM and Chairmans report, click on the link below.

Minutes of AGM 2016

                                                                       FODC May 2016

Check out our New Booklet Page

If you missed any of our Cemetery Walks over the years, these booklets are still available to buy!

You could complete the walk yourself as each booklet has a map inside showing you the route of each walk and the area each grave on the walk are located.

Or you could buy the booklet just to see the history or story of the Graves featured on the walk from the comfort of your arm chair! 

If you wish to see other Walk Booklets for sale click the below link.

Walk Booklets

In the Press

21st April 2017 :

Annual meeting on work at Darwen Cemetery

29th December 2016 :
Cemetery bins left overflowing on Christmas Day branded a 'disgrace'


Friends of Darwen Cemetery 

Postal Address

Friends of Darwen Cemetery
C/O Unit 2A, Hall Moss Business Park
Bolton Road, Bull Hill, Darwen, 
Lancashire BB3 2TT

                                                              FODC July 2014


2017 Working Party Dates Released

Click on this link

2017 Public Meetings Dates Released

Click on this link

Gift Aid

If you wish to donate to the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and you pay Tax, please click on the image and fill in the details required and email it to
info@darwencemetery.org.uk or you can print out the document and send it in the post to:

Friends of Darwen Cemetery
C/O Unit 2A,
 Hall Moss Business Park, Bolton Road, 
Bull Hill, Darwen, BB3 2TT

We have moved some articles around

We have moved most of the articles from our Home Page into "Our News page" and articles from Our News page into a new 2015 Archive Page.

If you want to have a look click on the links below 

Our News Page
2015 Archive Page

Other Archive Pages

2014 Archive Page
2013 Archive Page
2012 Archive Page
2011 Archive Page
2010 Archive Page 

                                                           FODC January 2015


26th April 2017

at 7pm Holker House, Railway Road, Darwen BB3 2RG

As usual we will be having a guest speaker on the night,
our guest is Jennifer Ray
and she will talking about Women and War

Everybody Welcome!


Saturday 6th May 2017
between 10.00am and 1.00pm 
in the Western Cemetery, 
Cemetery Road, Darwen.

If you would like to see others who have got involved click here.

Darwen Days website

Darwen Days have changed its website address
(click on the Link below)

Darwen Days now has a website showing 1000s of Photographs of Darwen, 
many old but some more recent, 
they also include many photographs of the Cemetery.

Click on the link to go direct to the website.


                                        FODC Updated December 2012

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The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of FODC

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