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Minutes from our AGM and Chairmans Report


If you would like to read the minutes from our 2016 AGM and Chairmans report, click on the link below.

Minutes of AGM 2016

                                                                       FODC May 2016

 Our next Working Party wil be on

Saturday 9th July 2016

10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Meet in the Western Cemetery


For the full list of 2016 Working Party Dates

Click here.

You can now Donate through the website.

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Check out our New Booklet Page

If you missed any of our Cemetery Walks over the years, these booklets are still available to buy!

You could complete the walk yourself as each booklet has a map inside showing you the route of each walk and the area each grave on the walk are located.

Or you could buy the booklet just to see the history or story of the Graves featured on the walk from the comfort of your arm chair! 

If you wish to see other Walk Booklets for sale click the below link.

Walk Booklets

Our Beautiful Heather

The heather bed in the new part of the Western Cemetery and separates the boundry between section 1B and section 3 is looking really good at the moment, well done to all the volunteers who keep it looking so nice.

                                                        FODC April 2016

                                                            Photographs by Alan Walton

Sad News

Sadly, on 13th March we lost Joan Briggs a valued member of the Friends of Darwen Cemetery volunteer group.

Joan has worked with us, along with her husband Colin, for many years. Joan spent many hours in the nature garden and lovingly tended the plants.

Just before she passed away Joan had got approval from the trustees of FODC to replant the nature garden with fresh primulas. Due to her sudden death she was unable to do this, however her family including her husband Colin, daughter - in - law Nicola and grandson Alfie completed the task for her. I think you will agree their efforts are stunning and Joan would have been very proud of them all.

When Colin went to collect the plants from Four Seasons Garden Centre he was told someone had already paid for them in Joan's name. On behalf of Colin, his family, and FODC can I please thank our anonymous donor for their generosity.

                                                             FODC April 2016

Friends of Darwen Cemetery 

Postal Address

Friends of Darwen Cemetery
C/O Unit 2A, Hall Moss Business Park
Bolton Road, Bull Hill, Darwen, 
Lancashire BB3 2TT

                                                              FODC July 2014


2015 Working Party Dates Released

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2015 Public Meetings Dates Released

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Gift Aid

If you wish to donate to the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and you pay Tax, please click on the image and fill in the details required and email it to
info@darwencemetery.org.uk or you can print out the document and send it in the post to:

Friends of Darwen Cemetery
C/O Unit 2A,
 Hall Moss Business Park, Bolton Road, 
Bull Hill, Darwen, BB3 2TT

We have moved some articles around

We have moved most of the articles from our Home Page into "Our News page" and articles from Our News page into a new 2014 Archive Page.

If you want to have a look click on the links below 

Our News Page
2014 Archive Page

Other Archive Pages

2013 Archive Page
2012 Archive Page
2011 Archive Page
2010 Archive Page 
                                                           FODC January 2015

Ashleigh Primary School Gardening Club

Ashleigh Primary School's Gardening Club, which attends to a number of War Graves in the Cemetery, have come runner's up in the RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2014. 
This is a national competition open to all primary and secondary schools and have done so well to come so far. 

A team of gardeners from the RHS will be going into school to give a demonstration and guidance and we have also won lots of gardening goodies!

Below is a short video that the Gardening Club have done, this also has a small piece of the Children in the Cemetery.

YouTube Video

                                                                FODC July 2014






Everybody Welcome!


Our next working party will be on Saturday 
9th July 2016 between 10.00am and 1.00pm 
in the Western Cemetery, 
Cemetery Road, Darwen.

If you would like to see others who have got involved click here.

Darwen Days website

Darwen Days have changed its website address
(click on the Link below)

Darwen Days now has a website showing 1000s of Photographs of Darwen, 
many old but some more recent, 
they also include many photographs of the Cemetery.

Click on the link to go direct to the website.


                                        FODC Updated December 2012

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