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Welcome to the Hardwick Road Cemetery Website

The Committee and members of The Friends of Hardwick Road Cemetery are delighted to welcome you to this website of King’s Lynn’s Victorian Cemetery and trust that you find it interesting and informative. Bisected by Hardwick Road the cemetery provides a distinctive landscape to one of the key entrances to the town. A brief history of the site can be found on the History page. Although little used for burials today it remains a site well cared for by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk who administer and maintain the cemetery. The Friends were launched in 2006 for the public benefit, to promote the historic interest of Hardwick Road Cemetery, Hardwick Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk by associating the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (hereinafter called ‘the Borough Council’), and local and national statutory and voluntary amenity societies in a common cause to promote the Cemetery’s architectural, sculptural, landscape, natural and historical interest and to provide such facilities as required for the furtherance of the social welfare, education, recreation and leisure-time .

 Spring has come to the cemetery 

The spring flowers are finally here, it’s a lovely time for a visit. 

The 2018 walks programme is out – please see the events page for details and a new book about the cemetery will be out later this year – news to follow.

Sunday 13th May – “Victorian Mayors of Lynn”

Following the publication of Ian Hall’s books on the mayors (still available to buy) come and meet the mayors with  Paul Richards who will add his own local knowledge to bring these worthy Victorian gentlemen back to life. Meet 2 p.m. at the Cross of Sacrifice.

We need more members – we are struggling to carry on our work in the cemetery with a diminishing number of helpers. Please contact by email if you would like to join, sign up on one of our walks or meet us at our AGM in May, Saturday 27th May, 2 pm at All Saints Church.

Resident of the Month

This month’s Resident of the Month is Emma Rolfe – Emma lived a life which was probably not untypical of a middle-class woman in Victorian Lynn. She had a lot of sadness in her life but hopefully some joy too.  

 

 

 

Attention Genealogists……

If you are researching your family from King’s Lynn we can help.

  • Come to Open Day and ask one of the Friends to carry out a grave search OR

  • Buy a copy of our entire registers on CD OR

  • Email via the website with details

 

We are now on Facebook.