Home Our News About Us Walk Booklets Volunteering
Home
Our News
About Us
Walk Booklets
Volunteering
Get Involved
150th
Donate Page
Cemetery Sevice
Reseach Group
Wildlife
Education
Kidz Zone
Gallery
Comment
Contact Us
Downloads
Archive 2014
Archive 2013
Archive 2012
Archive 2011
Archive 2010
 



Quick Links

 
 
 





 

 


















 


 

Find us on Facebook


Follow us on Facebook

Look for the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and request to become a member of the Facebook Group.




twitter_logo_(2)


Follow us on Twitter

You can now follow the Friends of Darwen Cemetery on Twitter

@darwencemetery



Our next Public Meeting & AGM will be held on

Wednesday 4th May 2016


To all members and friends.


The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Darwen Cemetery will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at the Central United Reformed Church.


Please come to listen to what the Friends have achieved during 2015 and to hear about our plans for the next twelve months.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and make your own suggestions about what the management committee should be planning for the future.

The Treasurer will present the financial report for 2015

and our Chairman will present the Chairmans Report.


There will also be an election of trustees.
Ten current trustees are willing to stand again - they are John East (chair), Steve Davies (president), Peter van Dijk (secretary) Diane Walsh (treasurer), Diane Davies, Mick Walsh, Jill Marr, Paul Dargan, Tony Foster and Colin Briggs.
According to our constitution, we are allowed up to twelve trustees.


If any member wishes to nominate anyone else, please let me know.

Meet our Trusttees.

Following our AGM There will also be a talk by Dominic Butler, Assistant Curator at the Lancashire Regimental Museum. His talk will cover the Battle of the Somme in 1916.


Our Meeting Starts at 7pm

Central United Reformed Church
Duckworth Street
Darwen
Lancashire

BB3 1AT




I hope to see you there.

Peter van Dijk

Secretary

Friends of Darwen Cemetery

secretary@darwencemetery.org.uk

Everybody Welcome!



 Our next Working Party wil be on

Saturday 28th May 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.

Click on the below Donate Button


Check out our New Booklet Page

booklet_no
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

Click on this link

2015 Public Meetings Dates Released

Click on this link



gift_aid_2012
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

 
                                                                                 

                             



RECENT NOTICES

NEXT GENERAL MEETING & AGM


Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 7pm

Venue 

Central United Reformed Church
Duckworth Street
Darwen
Lancashire

BB3 1AT

Everybody Welcome!


NEXT CEMETERY WORKING PARTY

Our next working party will be on Saturday 
28th May 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.

www.darwendays.co.uk

                                        FODC Updated December 2012




All material by FODC Committee unless otherwise attributed

The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of FODC



Website Hits:  
Date and Time

  
Site Map