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 occupation of the
Welcome to our 2017 Programme
This year our focus will be
“The Men Who Mattered in Victorian King’s Lynn”
There will be a new publication on the “Victorian Mayors of King’s Lynn”. Ian and Steph Hall have produced this with Colin Houseman and to give you a taste of the book Paul Richards will be introducing you to some of the mayors on his “Meet the Mayors” walks in May and October whilst Julian Litten is focusing on the financial wizards of the town on his walk “Money Mad – Magnates of King’s Lynn” (May and August) Steph Hall will be leading walks in July and on Heritage Day called “Doctor, Doctor” on which you can meet the medical men of the town. AND one female pioneer.
Check the events page for dates of our walks – there are six this year.
Our latest Publication – still available £5 at True’s Yard and on line
Meet our residents in section H, find about about the lives of Victorian Linnets some of whom will be known to you through their heritage to the town. We are hoping that the book will eventually be on sale at True’s Yard but for now if you make contact through the website we’ll get one to you.
Resident of the Month
This month’s Residents of the Month is Mrs Harriet Winter
Harriet is buried in K0751 where she has a pretty Victorian stone. We have several Winters in our cemetery, if you’re related to Harriet and have information about her please let us know. We love finding out about out residents.