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Welcome to Jesmond Old Cemetery, one of Newcastle's oldest and finest cemeteries.

This little known gem is home to many of the Victorian men and women whom made the City of Newcastle what it is today. Fenwick, Bainbridge, Dobson, Armstrong, Deuchar, Hancock, Dove, Pumphrey to list but a few . . . all famous names, all instantly recognisable to anyone from the North East and many known to those from further afield. Inventors, retailers, engineers, architects and songwriters are examples of the variety of professions and livelihoods represented and remembered within the walls of Jesmond Old Cemetery. A veritable cross section of local, national and international social history.      

The Friends of Jesmond Old Cemetery are dedicated to promoting the restoration, conservation and respectful enjoyment of the Cemetery, including its monuments, buildings, green spaces, wildlife and the overall environment. One way of helping us promote our aim is this website, which is dedicated to providing you with information on the history of the cemetery and its famous residents, update you on news of our ongoing plans and projects, and hopefully, inspire you to get involved in whatever way you can.

We plan to meet, weather permitting (we are hardy souls though and have only ever had to cancel one meeting!!), every month on the first Saturday and third Sunday; dates are subject to the demands of the calendar e.g. Easter, Christmas, New Year etc. but confirmed dates are indicated here

Meetings begin at 10:00 in the South Lodge where we have a coffee and catch up on the craic before going about our business of 'wild gardening'; all kit and tools are provided - all you need to provide is your enthusiasm. So, come along, give it a go - you will be assured of a warm welcome and leave with a warm glow of satisfaction, knowing you have contributed to such a great local cause.

If you require further information, you can e-mail us at info@jesmondoldcemetery.co.uk or ring us on 07936534084; leave a message with your contact details and we'll get back to you.   

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