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Friends of Wombwell Cemetery Welcome Welcome to Wombwell Cemetery. The Friends of Wombwell Cemetery are a group of volunte...
                                                                                              Two memorials dedicated to 6...
Friends with Friends As a Friends group, we think it   s important to stick together and to stay in the loop with funding,...
Friends across the Globe Chicago Some years ago, a lady from America called Maureen emailed Jess via the Friends    websit...
Guest Book In the Community Hub we have a guest book that we ask people to write in if they   re from anywhere other than ...
Baby Memorials Baby Memorial 1 There are 690 babies in unmarked graves in Wombwell Cemetery. Unfortunately in a time of po...
Baby Memorial 2 The second, smaller site  though it has a larger surface area  was given a marble stone donated by Goldtho...
Bier-fore and After When we first opened up the Community Hub before renovation, we didn   t realise we   d drop on a myst...
With Roy and his brother giving the Bier a colourful red and green makeover, we thought we   d use it as a cart for the Ch...
Peace Garden Sometime in the 1980s, a fire ripped through the South chapel and destroyed its roof, door, windows and inter...
The walls and the tower were made structurally safe, and the top of the walls where the roof used to sit were levelled off...
Once we were happy with the flooring and the structure, window grills and a gate were put up and the outside fencing was t...
We then installed four memorial benches, a slab of marble on the wall for memorial plaques to be fitted, and two flower po...
There are two candle holders for tea lights, which we monitor daily and people take good care of. We have a    Remembering...
Community Hub For almost fifteen years our dream was to renovate the North chapel into some sort of space for the Friends ...
As this was quite cheap, knowing people from the electrical trade, we decided to take this from our own funds and raise mo...
We found our architect, Sean, and work quickly got underway to renovate our beloved chapel. Sean made sure to keep us up t...
More brickwork coverings in the main room.  The brickwork was then plastered and the rooms started to look more homely   T...
The disabled toilet was fitted with handrails, a baby changing facility and a pull chord in case of an emergency.  Strong ...
We purchased an electric clock which automatically changes and is personalised with the    Friends of Wombwell Cemetery   ...
What now  The Community Hub is open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays for information, grave-finding, a bric-a-brac ...
Some of the Friends took part in a    Food Safety in Catering    Level 2 qualification, and a    Customer Service Awarenes...
Fundraising   Sustainability Fundraising The community of Wombwell have always been generous and caring towards the cemete...
The community could also purchase a memorial railing in the Peace Garden with memorial plaques on them. All of these have ...
Wreaths In November December time, we pull some wreaths together that shops have rejected and spruce them up a bit before ...
Bric-a-Brac People often donate things to us so we can sell them on our volunteering Wednesdays, a Friday when we open, or...
Grants   Donations Heritage Lottery Fund, WREN, FCC Environmental, Barnsley Council A mass amount of funding came from the...
In total, we raised   2,272  This money is going towards new plant pot holders to be fitted to the walls in the Peace Gard...
Wombwell   District Men   s 701 Charity Darts League The Wombwell   District darts team raise money throughout the year to...
An Alternative Kind of Fundraising  A bonus fundraising method is an original idea from our Vice-Chairman, Steve     or as...
History We enjoy researching the history of the cemetery and the people buried within, which is why our guided tour is bas...
Roy Kilner Roy Kilner was a English cricket player who is buried in Wombwell Cemetery. He played for Yorkshire County Cric...
Second Lieutenant Alfred Edward Flaxman Alfred Flaxman was an Olympian and competed in the 1908 Olympic games. He took par...
War Research With some members being in the British Legion, and an ex RAF pilot in our team, we couldn   t ignore any war-...
The two chapels have not really changed much, apart from the South  Peace Garden  now being roofless due to a fire, which ...
We Will Remember Them We have 129 war graves in Wombwell cemetery, including those buried in the cemetery, remembered on g...
Each year is a bigger and better turn-out, with more and more poppy wreaths being added by school children and cadets. Fee...
Wombwell Wildlife Squirrels Over the years, we   ve had many animals passing through Wombwell Cemetery. Bats, cats, parrot...
Birds and Bats To keep our birds happy, we make sure we regularly hang out tasty treats for them to come and peck at. Frui...
Bees For a few years, we spotted tiny holes dotted around and saw low-flying bees hovering around them. We didn   t know w...
Although we are still waiting for the plants to grow, some seedlings are coming through and the wildflowers have perked up...
Information Cards We   ve had a diverse range of wildlife. To spread the word and make people aware to look out for them, ...
Read All About It  We regularly crop up in newspapers, on the radio, and even on the television. We keep all news articles...
Dearne Valley Weekender We often see people in the cemetery taking photos of various things, but we never imagined someone...
ITV Calendar News In 2011, we applied to the People   s Millions Lottery Fund to turn the South Chapel into a Peace Garden...
Wombwell on the Web Our Websites Our main cemetery website, https   www.fowcemetery.org, has been up and running from 2010...
Social Media We have made sure that all of our social media platforms have the same handle     FOWCemetery   . If you sear...
We have found that Facebook is a successful platform when reaching people to help us or attend events. We managed to find ...
We update our followers with the different wildlife that can be found in the cemetery. We love everything from our birds t...
Anything we find in the cemetery is stored for safe-keeping until we find the owner. Whenever we find something, we spread...
Twitter is much easier when you only need to post a couple of sentences and are on the go, which is why we use it whenever...
Instagram Our Instagram is filled with beautiful photos taken and posted by our Friend, Lana. We only decided to set up a ...
And the Award Goes To    Queen   s Award for Voluntary Service 2005 06 The Queen   s Award for voluntary service is the eq...
Rose Hogg The Rose Hogg Awards are hosted by the Barnsley Neighbourhood Watch team, and are named after a lady named Rose ...
2016 17 our group picked up the    shield    for voluntary services, and our younger members picked up individual awards f...
Wombwell Community Oscars In 2009 10, the Friends picked up an award for    Group Contribution    at Barnsley Town Hall, p...
The National Award for Voluntary Endeavour. Regional Winner 2005  Various certificates including the People   s Places awa...
Future Projects Baby Memorial One of our baby memorials is paved and has had it since being installed in the cemetery. It ...
A Forgotten Soldier Recently we discovered that a soldier we remember in the Remembrance Services, who is buried in Wombwe...
A Better Leaf Bin We currently have a leaf bin made from thin wire meshing we found in rolls just dumped in the cemetery. ...
Around the Cemetery The Seasons Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn  Images courtesy of Lana, Jess   Chelsey