2017

Here are all the news items for 2017. To view an item in full, including photographs, and to activate all the links, please click on ‘read more’ for the item in question.

Change of date for October Working Morning

Because the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will be exhibiting at the Doncaster Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls on the 14 October, we have decided to bring forward our monthly Working Morning by one week, to the 7 October. Please do come along to help...

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“Sporting Stars” guided walk

There was a good attendance at last Sunday's guided walk, entitled "Sporting Stars". Visitors to the cemetery heard about athletes, footballers, a crack rifle shot and others, all of whom had achieved great things in their chosen sport. It is sad to report that...

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A rainy but productive morning

With only a few weeks to go before the Yorkshire in Bloom judges visit Hyde Park Cemetery, our volunteers were not to be deterred from their tasks this morning, in spite of heavy rain. Several of the shrub beds were weeded and dug over, leaving them in a much tidier...

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Pickering grave restoration appeal

Following our successful project to restore the graves of famous railway locomotive engineer, Patrick Stirling and two of his sons, we have launched another appeal for support. William Henry Pickering and his wife, Alice Mabel, were both very prominent Doncaster...

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Second Guided Walk completed

The Friends' second Guided Walk of 2017 took place yesterday in wonderful sunshine. The theme of this walk was 'Democracy in Doncaster'  and included several Doncaster Mayors, an MP and a women's rights campaigner. The walk also included the story of one of several...

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