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February 2008 : And the chapel has been left unfinished for several years

Public Statements

Over the past few years there has been efforts to improve, or least halt the decline, of the cemetery. Certainly the Chapel has received some much needed repairs to the roof and spire - but work stopped before a full restoration was complete. More>>

Records

Thanks to the work of local family historians there are detailed records available for both the burials and monumental inscriptions in Hyde Park Cemetery. More>>

Photographs

A small selection of general views and specific memorials is available online here and at the FoHPC web site. Subject to time and funds a full photographic archive of all the surviving memorials would be the ideal outcome. More>>

The cemetery contains the graves of service personnel from World Wars I and II. We are making efforts to record these graves irrespective of any funding for a wider photographic record. More>>

Layout

This is how the cemetery is divided into sections - useful if you need to find a particular grave.

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Based on the sign at the cemetery entrance.

IMM_3445Gravestones

As with so many Victorian cemeteries a large number of graves have damaged headstones - through erosion, vandalism and “safety precautions”. But the situation at Hyde Park does seem to have declined in the past few years.

However one issue noted during a recent visit (Jan-2006) was the number of the War Graves that had pieces chipped off the edges. They could be the result of being hit by equipment such as lawn mowers? But the height of some of the damage needs a different explanation.

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