The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery exist in order to promote and protect the cemetery as a place of historic interest, as well as one of natural beauty.

Why Hyde Park Cemetery?

By the mid-19th century many churchyards were proving insufficient for England’s growing urban population. In 1853, an Act of Parliament allowed local authorities to provide new, non-denominational, cemeteries. Opened in 1856, Hyde Park Cemetery is the oldest municipal graveyard in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and one of the first to open in the UK outside of London.

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Recent News

Work Morning Update

We've been very busy at the work mornings so far in 2022! Tasks have included copious amounts of litter picking, cutting back bushes and reporting fallen trees! We meet every second Saturday of the month between 9.30am and 12 noon at the Carr Lane entrance of the...

The cemetery in 1997

Thank you to Linda Georgeson and Tony Armstrong of The Ossie Through The Ages project for sharing these wonderful photographs of the cemetery from 1997. Do you have photos you've taken at the cemetery? Please do share them with us. We love to see all the different...

Work mornings are back!

After a long absence caused by COVID restrictions, we are excited to announce we will be restarting our monthly work mornings from 10th July 2021. These work mornings are a really important way to support the cemetery and our work and if you'd like to find out more...