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Volunteering with the Friends of Darwen Cemetery


 
There are many ways you can help the Friends of Darwen Cemetery (FODC).  We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  Let us know if you have any particular skills or if there is any area you would like to work in.
 
We meet in the Western Cemetery every two weeks on a Saturday morning at 10.00am.  We also have public meetings 4 times a year and hold events for the public.


Our Heritage

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Help with researching the history of the cemetery

 
H
elp to digitise the information in the Cemetery Registers (1861-1900)

 
B
e a guide for school parties and other groups visiting the cemetery

 
H
elp visitors to Darwen to find family graves.


Click on the below link to see more about the history of the Cemetery

                                     History

IMPROVING THE CEMETERY




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Join our working parties every other Saturday from 10.00am - 1.00pm
We also have a Thursday group.




Lots of varied work - eg gardening, relaying paths, erecting ceramic headstones, litter picking.





Help with Grave Maintenance Scheme



If you have a greenhouse grow us some plants.








Click on the below link to see the 2016 Working Party Dates   
                    

                                                      
 

Click on the below link to see the 2016 Public Meeting Dates

Public Meeting Dates



WAR GRAVES



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Adopt a war grave - look after the surrounding area of a war grave.




Help with the preperation for the Remembrance Day services by marking the graves for the schoolchildren to place poppies on each grave.


Help locate family war memorials.








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Family War  Memorials


Click on the below link to see more about the War Graves in Darwen Cemetery

War Graves Page



EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING


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                                                                                                    Darwen Gala                                        Jubilee Strawberry Tea


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Help at events eg Darwen Gala, Bat Walks, Heritage Walks, Heritage Open Days.


Help us to fundraise

                                                               
                                                     Bat Walk
                          

                                               

Contact

 


Peter Van Dijk, FODC Secretary 


email 
 secetary@darwencemetery.org.uk

               
Postal Address

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



 



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