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Our Next Walk
Some Man who Made in Darwen
On Sunday 11th September 2016 we have another one of our popular walks through the Western Cemetery, the walk follows a display from 1pm at the Whitehall Community Building on Whitehall Road, Darwen, the walk starts at 2pm at the Cross of Sacrifice at the Lodges entrance to the Western Cemetery.
A booklet will be available during the walk at £2.00 each.
This years walk follows on from a walk we had back in 2013 which was based on the "Some Darwen Women", this year the walk will based on "Some Men who Made Darwen", once again the walk will be led by Tony Foster.
FODC August 2016
Our Last Cemetery Walk
If you missed our latest walk in Darwen Cemetery about the Darwen Men who fought in Gallipoli during the First World War, the booklet can be obtained from the Friends of Darwen Cemetery.
If Collected £2.00
or by post UK £3.00 (inclusive of postage);
Overseas £5.00 (inclusive of postage).
Payment via cheque made payable to FODC and sent to:
Friends of Darwen Cemetery
C/O Unit 2a
Hall Moss Trading Estate
Bolton Road, Bull Hill
Darwen BB3 2TT
or by Paypal
Click on the below link
FODC August 2015
Our Previous Walks
Our walk through the Cemetery held on Saturday 13th September 2014
We are also holding a Heritage Day at the Whitehall Community Centre on Whitehall Road (up the side of Whitehall Park), Darwen BB3 2LH at 1.00 pm
Followed by the giuded walk in the Cemetery at 2.30 pm starting at the Cross of Sacrifice near the two Lodges entrance.
See the work of the Friends of Darwen Cemetery and their plans to commemorate WW1
Details of Adopt a War Grave Scheme
Details of over 1,320 Darwen men and women who lost their lives during WW1
The walk with explain aspects of WW1 and Darwen's role
Over 60 Belgium refugee found home in Darwen
What about Darwen's "War Horse"?
Did his letter predict his death?
What about the POWs
WW1 resulted in experimental surgery
See the newest WW1 Commonwealth War Grave
FODC August 2014
Walk was on Saturday 22nd June 2013
The walk concentrated on the Women of Darwen buried in the Cemetery.
Included in the walk was the true story of the White Lady.
Tony Foster has researched and collated the booklet.
The Booklet is still available and the cost is £2.00
Tourment & Tragedy Walk in the Cemetery was held on Saturday 30th October 2011,
The walk highlighted some of the murders that happened in Darwen.
For the full story click on the link below.
We have produced a booklet for each of the previous walks, each booklet costs £2.00 plus postage and packaging.
All procedes will go towards the FODC funds, however if you wish to donate more it would be very much apreciated.
The booklet is avaliable by sending a Cheque made payable to the
Friends of Darwen Cemetery.
The Booklet can also be purchased from Darwen Library or Claires Creatures, (next to the Cemetery Hotel)
Cemetery Road, Darwen.
Follow the below link to our contact page for our address details.
2011 Walk 2010 Walk
" Lets take a walk" "If only these stone could speak"
If you would like further information on either the next Cemetery Walk or a copy of any of the Booklet
please click on the link below