- Mill Road Winter Fair December 2020
Because of Covid restrictions the annual Mill Road Winter Fair held on the street had to be cancelled, but an online Fair was created in its place with all the usual participants in the Fair invited to take part. Friends of Mill Road Cemetery produced three films and a slide show of photographs through the ...
- Part of History Happening on Mill Road on Sunday July 21st
Part of History Happening on Mill Road on Sunday July 21st
Friends of Mill Road Cemetery invite you to:
11.30 Tour led by Mary Naylor: Latest Stories from our Research
2.15 pm Tour led by Diana Cook: History, People and Nature in Mill Road Cemetery
Please meet at the Mill Road Entrance to the Cemetery (by the Mackenzie Road ...
- Dedication of chapel outline Saturday January 14th 11.0am
The outline in stone of the former mortuary chapel that stood in the middle of the Cemetery has been completed and was officially dedicated at a short service in the cemetery on SATURDAY 14 JANUARY at 11 am.
- Clear Up Session – Sunday 6th November 1-3pm
A Clear Up session was held on Sunday November 6th where four sacks of litter were collected and useful inroads made into a patch of scrub which Friends were asked to clear by Guy Belcher, City Council Biodiversity Officer.
No photographs available as the rain fell remorselessly all afternoon!
- Quiz Night
The Friends of Mill Road Cemetery held a Quiz Night on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at The Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street at 7.30pm
Entry was £2 per person and the top prize was a free meal at the Cambridge Blue.
£270 was raised which will go to the Monument Restoration Fund.
Thank you to everyone who supported the ...
- Commemoration of the Somme: Saturday July 2nd 2016
A short event was held at 8.45pm on Saturday July 2nd in the centre of the cemetery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
A circle was made of the giant poppies first used in our 2014 events together with T lights which were given to all who attended. Led by Robin ...
- School Trips
Schools trips are rewarding for all.
- Volunteer day – February 14 2016
Volunteer day 14 February 2016
- Volunteer Day 15 November (Bulb planting and general litter picking)
Date: Sunday, 15 November 2015 ; Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm ; Place: Meet at Centre, Mill Road Cemetery
- Mill Road Winter Fair 5th December 2015
Mill Road Winter Fair was held on Saturday December 5th. Friends of Mill Road Cemetery lead tours from their stall in the Avenue of Limes at 11.0am (General Introduction to the Cemetery) and 2.0pm (Local people, Local Stories)
- 2014 AGM
held on 3 June 2014
- Mill Road Men Remembered
Names of local men celebrated
- Website launch – a musical celebration
Choirs from St Matthew’s Primary School and Great St Mary’s Church sang at the launch of the first Mill Road Cemetery website.
- Commemoration of WW1 – 5 and 8 June 2014
Two events were held in 2014 to commemorate WW1
- St Matthew’s School WW1 Event
Year 4 class groups of St Matthew’s School made giant poppies to take to the graves of men commemorated in the cemetery
- Green Day
An event which focused on the environmental aspects of Mill Road Cemetery
- Victorian Day
An event which focused on the history of the cemetery
- Dawn Chorus Walk – May 2011
Guy Belcher, City Council Nature Conservation Projects Officer, led a walk at 4.30am to listen to the Dawn Chorus.
- A Celebration of Stone
Together with Histon Road and Ascension, the two other Victorian cemeteries in the city, Mill Road Cemetery held an Open Day, celebrating all aspects of stone