Ford Park Cemetery Trust
Cemetery of Choice

"A Working Cemetery in the Heart of Plymouth"

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Visitor Centre 1Ford Park Cemetery hosts a number of exhibitions between March and November each year. These are held in the Visitor Centre and are open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Refreshments are available in the Visitor Centre Café during exhibitions, and we have a shop selling a variety of items including locally produced jams and chutneys and books. The profit from the café and shop help to support the Trust in its task of caring for the Cemetery.

The exhibitions, created by our volunteer heritage researchers, always try to have a reference to the history of City of Plymouth as seen through the lives of those buried at Ford Park. A list of this year's exhibitions, and other Trust events can be found elsewhere on our site.

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Our first exhibition, held in 2010, was entitled "Plymouth – The Defiant City" and told the story of life in Plymouth during World War II. This was shown again in 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz in Plymouth. The varied topics covered have included the nature of the Cemetery, public health in Victorian Plymouth and fairs and circuses.

Volunteers are needed to help support the exhibitions by volunteering either in the café or by joining our Heritage Research Team. See Get Involved.

Exhibitions

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Events

24Mar
Saturday 24 March 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ford Park Cemetery Spring Fayre
1Apr
Sunday 1 April 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
History of the RAF Walk
8Apr
Sunday 8 April 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Plymouth 1917-1918 Heritage Walk
28Apr
Saturday 28 April 2018 5:00 am - 7:00 am
Dawn Chorus Walk
9May
Wednesday 9 May 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prostitution in Victorian Plymouth talk