The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery exist in order to promote and protect the cemetery as a place of historic interest, as well as one of natural beauty.

Why Hyde Park Cemetery?

By the mid-19th century many churchyards were proving insufficient for England’s growing urban population. In 1853, an Act of Parliament allowed local authorities to provide new, non-denominational, cemeteries. Opened in 1856, Hyde Park Cemetery is the oldest municipal graveyard in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and one of the first to open in the UK outside of London.

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Recent News

Great British Spring Clean

Our Work Morning on Saturday the 9th of April will be part of The Great British Spring Clean! We will, as usual, be litter picking around the cemetery. If you'd like to join us we meet at the Cross of Sacrifice at the Carr Lane entrance of the cemetery for a 9.30...

New Guided Walk: Larger Than Life

In 2021, we were successful with a funding application to create a new guided walk of the cemetery. We decided to go with the theme 'Larger Than Life', exploring some of the large monuments and headstones in the cemetery. This is now available to download in both a...

Work Morning Update

We've been very busy at the work mornings so far in 2022! Tasks have included copious amounts of litter picking, cutting back bushes and reporting fallen trees! We meet every second Saturday of the month between 9.30am and 12 noon at the Carr Lane entrance of the...