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

Doncaster Free Press supports Joe Duddington Grave Appeal

We are pleased to announce that the Doncaster Free Press is supporting our Joe Duddington Grave Appeal. The Free Press have published the first article in a series supporting the appeal. You can read it on their website. You can find out more about supporting this...

Joseph Duddington Appeal – January 2021

We are excited to now reveal that our latest grave restoration appeal is live. Joseph Duddington was the driver of the Mallard A4 Pacific Class steam locomotive when it broke the speed record in 1938. This stands today. If you want to find out more and support us in...

Winter Spring Newsletter 2019/2020

Please find a link below to open our latest newsletter. This newsletter outlines a lot of what we got up to last year and also includes some of what we will be doing this year. If you have any questions about our work please feel free to email us at info@fohpc.org.uk....