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Sunday 30 July 2017, 3pm - Guided Walk, "World War One Remembered" (re-dated from 23 July)

This is the fourth guided walk of the year and will take place on Sunday 23 July, starting at 3pm. As we approach the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres / Passchendaele, we remind ourselves of some of the hundreds of local men who gave their lives in WW1. This walk will include newly-told stories and some previously visited graves of servicemen.

As with previous Guided Walks, this one is free of charge, although donations to the Friends are always much appreciated. Please meet near the main entrance on Carr Lane, in good time for a prompt start at 3pm. The pace of the walk will be gentle and the total distance covered will be only about half to three quarters of a mile.

Saturday 5 August 2017, 9pm - Annual Bat Walk

Our Bat Walk has become a popular fixture in our annual programme of events. With expert guidance from Robert Bell, of the South Yorkshire Bat Group, visitors will be able to learn all about our native bats and help detect them as they fly around the cemetery at twilight. We have detected bats on every Bat Walk in the past, so we would expect this year to be no exception. You never know, we might even find a species that hasn’t been detected there before.

As with all our Guided Walks, this one is free of charge, although donations to the South Yorkshire Bat Group and the Friends are much appreciated. Please meet near the main entrance on Carr Lane, in good time for a prompt start at 9pm. Also, please bring along a torch if you can. The pace of the walk will be gentle and the total distance covered will be only about half to three quarters of a mile. Children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Saturday 12 August 2017, 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 9 September 2017, 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 10 September 2017, 3pm - Guided Walk, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"

Our fifth guided walk of the year will take place on Sunday 10 September, starting at 3pm. This is another newly designed walk, entitled “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. The walk will visit the graves and tell the stories of people whose lives (or deaths) were associated with these three modes of transport.

As with previous Guided Walks, this one is free of charge, although donations to the Friends are always much appreciated. Please meet near the main entrance on Carr Lane, in good time for a prompt start at 3pm. The pace of the walk will be gentle and the total distance covered will be only about half to three quarters of a mile.

This walk is being held in association with Heritage Open Days 2017.

Sunday 17 September 2017, 3pm - Guided Walk, "Sporting Stars"

The sixth and last of year’s guided walks will take place on Sunday 17 September, starting at 3pm. This will be a reprise of the new walk, entitled “Sporting Stars”, first staged in June this year. In recent months our researchers have uncovered the stories of several eminent sports people who are buried in Hyde Park Cemetery. You will find out all about them on this walk.

As with previous Guided Walks, this one is free of charge, although donations to the Friends are always much appreciated. Please meet near the main entrance on Carr Lane, in good time for a prompt start at 3pm. The pace of the walk will be gentle and the total distance covered will be only about half to three quarters of a mile.

This walk is in association with the St Leger Festival 2017.

Saturday 7 October 2017 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 9:30am until 12 noon - Working Morning

Just for this month only, we have had to move our Working Morning to the first Saturday. This is because we shall be at the Doncaster & District Family History Fair on 14 October. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience you.

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 14 October 2017, 10am until 4pm - Family & Local History Fair (at Doncaster School for the Deaf)

This is the annual Family & Local History Fair with Craft Stalls, organised by Doncaster & District Family History Society. It takes place at Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY.

There will be many local heritage groups present, including Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery. The event is always very well attended. Please come along and say hello.

Saturday 11 November 2017, 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 9 December 2017, 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.