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Look for the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and request to become a member of the Facebook Group.


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You can now follow the Friends of Darwen Cemetery on Twitter

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You can now Donate through the website.

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Have you seen our Memorial Garden recently.


ashes_garden_28.9.16_4Have you had a walk through the Memorial Garden recently?

Have you seen how good it is looking?

Many of the donated bushes have now started to mature and fill out the beds around the edges of the garden.


Ashes_Garden_31.1.19_BRENTS_imageWould you like to purchase one of the Wedges or Bench Plaques in the Memorial Garden

For more information on the Memorial Garden click on the below link


Memorial Garden








                                                                 FODC 2019


We are on the look out for adoptees

telegraph_7.8.19We are on the look out for adoptees from community groups, schools, and faith and youth organisations.

we have more than 100 war graves in the cemetery, most in the western cemetery section.

Around 70 are from WW1 and the others from WW2 and other conflicts.

The scheme has been running since 2010 and we are proud that many have been looked after with tender loving care over the years.

However we need 15 new adoptees to help care for the rest.

Darwen had 1300 casualties in WW1 and over 200 in WW2. so it's only right that local residents care and remember them in this special way.

Potential adoptees can apply to Diane by emailing dianedavies@darwencementry.org.uk

                                                          FODC August 2019



Our Find a Grave Event


find_a_grave_event_2019_2On Saturday 13th July 2019 we held our very first Find a Grave Event, we had requests to help find 15 Family Graves in the Western Cemetery.



For more information on this event click on the below link


Find a Grave Event



                                                                                                FODC July 2019


From Darwen to see the world recorded on gravestones
 

Burial telegraph_3.1_29.5.19ground as an excellent source for local history as every gravestone has a story to tell. Some stories are more interesting and fascinating than others. Two such gravestone that tell of deaths in foreign parts can be found in Darwen’s Western Cemetery.

For more information on this story click on the below link

From Darwen to see the world


Joseph Eccles Grave
                                                                      

                                                              Tony Foster FODC May 2019



FODC are attending the Charity Day in Darwen Town Centre 


cem_plaqueDo you want to know what we have been up to?

Would you like to help to keep our cemetery looking loved?


We will be there from 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 11th May 2019


For more information on this event click on the below link


FODC are attending the Charity Day in Darwen Town Centre


                                                              FODC May 2019


 

Our Next Working Party will be on the

24th August 2019

Then on

7th September 2019
21st September 2019


Between 10am and 1pm in the Western Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Darwen.

 



Check out our New Booklet Page

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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



Our Next General Meeting and AGM

Will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 7pm


Darwen Heritage Centre,
Holker House, Railway Road,
Darwen BB3 2RE

If you would like to find out more about FODC please come along.

We shall be showing the completed video of the ceremony on the 1st July 1918 marking the opening of the World War 1 reflective structure that the Friends built in the Cemetery.

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EVERYBODY WELCOME!

 

Roy's Amusing take on our Working Parties



We have added a New Page to our Website, "Roy's Amusing Working Party Photos".

Have a look at the Photographs taken by Roy during our 2017 Working Parties with Roy's amusing comments.

To see our new page look down the left hand block or click on the link below.


Click Here

                                                                                   FODC
 

In the Press

7th August 2019:
Cemetery on the look out for Adopties

4th July 2019:

Invite to find a family grave in Darwen

29th April 2019:
Friends of Darwen Cemetery to meet.


29th July 2018:
Darwen's Newest Listed StructurePark Road Methodist Church’s War Memorial

17th July 2018:
Darwen's tribute to the World War One fallen proves a great draw to remembrance

19th June 2018:
Darwen's world war one memorial set for unveiling parade

28th April 2018:
Darwen world war one memorial to be unveiled

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAGE


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



2018 Working Party Dates Released


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2018 Public Meetings Dates Released

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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 from 2018 page" and articles from Our News page into a new 2017 Archive Page.

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


Our News from 2018 Page

Other Archive Pages

2017 Archive Page
2016 Archive Page
2015 Archive Page
2014 Archive Page
2013 Archive Page
2012 Archive Page
2011 Archive Page
2010 Archive Page 

                                                                
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RECENT NOTICES


NEXT GENERAL MEETING AND AGM

TBA

 

NEXT CEMETERY WORKING PARTY
24th August 2019
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.


www.darwendays.co.uk

                                        FODC Updated December 2012




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