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Saturday 14 April 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Local History Fair - Saturday 28 April 2018, 11am to 4pm

The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will be exhibiting at the 2018 Local History Fair, organised by Doncaster and District Heritage Association.
The Fair takes place on the upper floor at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE.
This event brings together two dozen or more local heritage groups, so there is always lots to see. Admission is free.

Saturday 12 May 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Sunday 13 May 2018, 3pm - Guided Walk: "That's Entertainment"

This free guided walk, researched, written and led by the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery, visits the graves and tells the stories of a range of individuals who were involved in entertaining the public, directly or indirectly. Including a youthful opera singer, organists of the church and street varieties and a famous music hall star, among others, there are fascinating stories ready to be told.

This walk is taking place as part of Doncaster Heritage Festival 2018.

Please meet near to the main entrance on Carr Lane (DN4 5AA) ready for a prompt start at 3pm. The walk is expected to last between one and one-and-a-half hours. Donations to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 9 June 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Sunday 17 June 2018, 3pm - Guided Walk: "World War One"

This free guided walk will be our last on a WW1 theme to be held during the centenary of the conflict. With 82 WW1 war graves in Hyde Park Cemetery and many other servicemen commemorated on family graves, we have new stories to tell.

Please meet near to the main entrance on Carr Lane (DN4 5AA) ready for a prompt start at 3pm. The walk is expected to last between one and one-and-a-half hours. Donations to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 14 July 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Sunday 22 July 2018, 3pm - Guided Walk: "Law and Order"

Chief Constables and Justices of the Peace are among the subjects whose stories are recounted in this free guided walk. You will visit their graves and hear stories of people who operated either side of the law.

Please meet near to the main entrance on Carr Lane (DN4 5AA) ready for a prompt start at 3pm. The walk is expected to last between one and one-and-a-half hours. Donations to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 11 August 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Saturday 11 August 2018, 9pm until 10:30pm - Annual Bat Walk

With the help of experts from the South Yorkshire Bat Group, we once again bring you our free annual bat walk around Hyde Park Cemetery. In the past, as well as making visual contact, we have found various species of bats using electronic detectors. This event is great for families, but is open to absolutely everyone. Please bring a torch with you. While there is no charge for this walk, donations to help with the work of SYBG and FoHPC are always greatly appreciated.

Saturday 8 September 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Sunday 9 September 2018, 3pm - Guided Walk: "Extraordinary Women"

Hyde Park Cemetery is the final resting place of a woman who fought for equal rights for her gender over 60 years before women finally were granted the right to vote. Hers is among the graves you will visit and the stories that you will be told as you are guided around this historic site at this free event.

This walk takes place in conjunction with Heritage Open Days 2018.

Please meet near to the main entrance on Carr Lane (DN4 5AA) ready for a prompt start at 3pm. The walk is expected to last between one and one-and-a-half hours. Donations to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday 16 September 2018, 3pm - Guided Walk: "Around the World"

You may well be surprised by the number of international connections there are with the deceased residents of Hyde Park Cemetery. Far flung corners of the globe are represented in this corner of South Yorkshire. Discover some of these intriguing stories as you are guided around the cemetery on this free walk.

This walk takes place in conjunction with Heritage Open Days 2018 and the St Leger Festival.

Please meet near to the main entrance on Carr Lane (DN4 5AA) ready for a prompt start at 3pm. The walk is expected to last between one and one-and-a-half hours. Donations to the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 13 October 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Saturday 10 November 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

Saturday 8 December 2018, 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Working Morning – This month’s opportunity to make a very direct contribution to the improvement of the cemetery. We always have a variety of tasks to carry out, so there’s something for people of all abilities. Please come along and lend a hand. We’d suggest that you wear the sort of clothing that you might use for gardening and please wear stout footwear.
We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.