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.

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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Corporal Booth’s new headstone

Three years ago we discovered that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone of Corporal Thomas William (Tommy) Booth had been broken. It had cracked at ground level and lay flat on its back on the grass. After we reported it to CWGC, it was only a couple of...

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Florida resident searching from ancestors

Our Grave Finder Service has helped well over 100 people from the UK and overseas to locate their ancestors' graves and burial details. These have included one person from Italy, one from Canada and several from Australia. Some of the latter group have visited Hyde...

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Annual Bat Walk

Last night's fourth annual Bat Walk at the cemetery was attended by about 20 people. Under the expert leadership of Robert Bell, of the South Yorkshire Bat Group, and with help of FoHPC volunteers, electronic detectors were used to locate the bats. But it was not just...

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NCS success

The group of 13 young people on the National Citizen Service scheme who have been volunteering in Hyde Park Cemetery this week have done a fantastic job. As well as a host of tidying up, they have restored four large shrub beds which were very badly overgrown. With...

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