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.

Lots done at Working Morning

Yesterday's volunteers' Working Morning at the cemetery took place in sunshine and a light breeze. We welcomed two new helpers, Andy & Heather, and completed several tasks. Among the work carried out was adding more chippings to the Stirling graves, finishing weeding...

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Doncaster Free Press article

Yesterday's edition of the Doncaster Free Press contains an article about some of the airmen who served at Doncaster airfield in WW1 and who died in the service of the allies. Based on an interview with FoHPC committee member, Richard Bell, a few weeks ago, it tells...

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NCS volunteers do a great job!

While we have hosted groups of volunteers from the National Citizen Service over the past few summers, this year was the first time that a group came to help us at Hyde Park Cemetery in the autumn. The youngsters, all students at Club Doncaster's Sports College, spent...

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Fettling the Stirling graves

Although the graves of Patrick Stirling and his sons were restored in 2015, they had started to look a little untidy due to weeds growing through the marble chippings. At yesterday's Working Morning, Nigel and Richard removed the chippings, riddled them, weeded the...

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Yorkshire In Bloom Silver Medal

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Hyde Park Cemetery has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Yorkshire In Bloom 2017 competition. Although the Friends were initially sceptical about the chances of success, when we realised that community involvement plays a...

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