interRecent news and stories of interest are listed below:-

  • Dedication of Chapel Outline on Saturday January 14th . 11.0am The outline in stone of the former mortuary chapel that stood in the middle of the Cemetery is now complete, and will be officially dedicated at a short service in the cemetery on SATURDAY 14 JANUARY at 11 am. All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you to celebrate the completion of this long-awaited ...
  • Donate button A new Donate button which connects to PayPal has  been added to the home page. Friends of Mill Road Cemetery welcome any donations which are automatically paid to their account, and which will be used to help with restoration and repair of monuments. Decisions  about  monuments  to be  repaired  are made by the Mill Road Cemetery Working Group  which ...
  • Further damage; angel monument vandalised At some point in the evening of  May 19th, the head of the angel  was chipped  or cut off from  the monument to Isabel Mary Hopkins. Following, as it does, the recent spate of vandalism to other graves, this has caused both grief and outrage, especially as the head cannot be found.   If you ...
  • Recent Vandalism in Mill Road Cemetery We regret that there has been more vandalism in the Cemetery. The police and other authorities have been informed. We will hope to undertake restoration work to at least some of  the damaged monuments. Please support the Friends’ fund raising activity in the Avenue of Limes from 5.30pm on Saturday July 2nd or email friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com If you ...
  • The Lime Trees on Parker’s Piece Members of the  Friends of Mill Road Cemetery History Group are delighted to have been informed, by his relative, that, in 1867,  John Odell Pain, (Herbert Thomas Odell Pain; John Odell Pain; Maria Odell Pain) paid for the planting of  a row of lime trees along the Parkside edge of Parker’s Piece to commemorate the ...
  • Grave restorations January 2015 saw the beginning of a very welcome programme of monumental restoration undertaken by the stonemasons Fairhurst Ward and Abbotts. 26 of the graves are graves where WW1 soldiers are commemorated by their families, although they themselves are buried in France or elsewhere (see earlier post on this website). In some cases this has inspired ...
  • HLF funded WW1 project WW1 map without names For the last few years the History Group of Friends of Mill Road Cemetery have been researching the WW1 soldiers buried in the cemetery, some in War Graves Commission Graves and the many more who died and are buried abroad but are commemorated by an inscription on their Family Grave. As this ...