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Our Next Walk around the Cemetery
Terror and Tragedy

Our next walk around the Cemetery will be held on Sunday 25th June at 2pm.

We start the walk from the Cross of Sacrifice at 2pm

The walk this time will be based on the darker side of some of the Graves in Darwen Cemetery.

"Terror and Tragedy".

The walk will be led by Tony Foster and a Booklet of the walk will be available for 2.00

                                                                FODC June 2017

Our Previous Walks

Heritage_Day_Poster_2016Some Man who Made in Darwen

On Sunday 11th September 2016 we have another one of our popular walks through the Western Cemetery, the walk follows a display from 1pm at the Whitehall Community Building on Whitehall Road, Darwen, the walk starts at  2pm at the Cross of Sacrifice at the Lodges entrance to the Western Cemetery.

A booklet will be available during the walk at 2.00 each.

Everybody Welcome!

This years walk follows on from a walk we had back in 2013 which was based on the "Some Darwen Women", this year the walk will based on "Some Men who Made Darwen", once again the walk will be led by Tony Foster.

                                                                            FODC August 2016

Our Last Cemetery Walk


If you missed our latest walk in Darwen Cemetery about the Darwen Men who fought in Gallipoli during the First World War, the booklet can be obtained from the Friends of Darwen Cemetery.

If Collected 2.00
or by post UK 3.00 (inclusive of postage);
Overseas 5.00 (inclusive of postage).

Payment via cheque made payable to FODC and sent to:

Friends of Darwen Cemetery

C/O Unit 2a

Hall Moss Trading Estate

Bolton Road, Bull Hill


or by Paypal

Click on the below link

Donate Page

                                                  FODC August 2015

Our Previous Walks


Our walk through the Cemetery held on Saturday 13th September 2014

We are also holding a Heritage Day at the Whitehall Community Centre on Whitehall Road (up the side of Whitehall Park), Darwen BB3 2LH at 1.00 pm 

Followed by the giuded walk in the Cemetery at 2.30 pm starting at the Cross of Sacrifice near the two Lodges entrance.

See the work of the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and their plans to commemorate WW1

Details of Adopt a War Grave Scheme

Details of over 1,320 Darwen men and women who lost their lives during WW1

The walk with explain aspects of WW1 and Darwen's role

Over 60 Belgium refugee found home in Darwen

What about Darwen's "War Horse"?

Did his letter predict his death?

What about the POWs

WW1 resulted in experimental surgery

See the newest WW1 Commonwealth War Grave

                                                  FODC August 2014

Walk was on Saturday 22nd June 2013

The walk concentrated on the Women of Darwen buried in the Cemetery.

Included in the walk was the true story of the White Lady.

Tony Foster has researched and collated the booklet. 

The Booklet is still available and the cost is 2.00  

Tourment & Tragedy Walk in the Cemetery was held on Saturday 30th October 2011,
The walk highlighted some of the murders that happened in Darwen.

For the full story click on the link below.

Halloween Walk

We have  produced a booklet for each of the previous walks, each booklet costs 2.00 plus postage and packaging.

All procedes will go towards the FODC funds, however if you wish to donate more it would be very much apreciated.


The booklet is avaliable by sending a Cheque made payable to the 

Friends of Darwen Cemetery.

The Booklet can also be purchased from Darwen Library or Claires Creatures, (next to the Cemetery Hotel)
Cemetery Road, Darwen.

Follow the below link to our contact page for our address details. 


2011 Walk                                  2010 Walk  
      " Lets take a walk"          "If only these stone could speak"


If you would like further information on either the next Cemetery Walk or a copy of any of the Booklet 
please click on the link below

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