Events

There will be a short (approximately 15 minutes) Commemoration Service in the cemetery at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday 8th November 2016. This will a joint event with the Ilkeston Branch of the Royal British Legion and will remember those soldiers who gave their lives in the service of the country during the two World Wars. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Cemetery Summer Fayre 2015

The Friends of Stanton Road Cemetery, Ilkeston are pleased to announce the return of the Summer Fayre which will take place in the cemetery on Saturday, 27 June, 2015 from 1 - 3 p.m.

This year, members of the Ilkeston Theatre Company will be representing the lives of some of the people buried in the cemetery which promises to be an entertaining and unique experience. Ilkeston Brass will be providing a musical background to the afternoon and Martyn Bailey, Stone Masons & Monumental Sculptors, whose firm worked on many of the headstones when the cemetery was opened over a hundred years ago, will be demonstrating the art and skill of his work.

Close and Personal Birds of Prey will be attending, local history and natural history stalls and refreshments will all be available for your enjoyment.

Please do not miss this FREE event and support us in caring for this gem of a Victorian cemetery in the midst of Ilkeston!

On 1st November 2014 an event was held in the Cemetery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and also to mark the restitution of the gravestones of the 5 soldiers who died during the first and Second World Wars and are buried in the cemetery.

The next Tidy-up Day is planned for Saturday, 7th November 2015 at 9.30 a.m. Normally lasts about 2 to 2.5 hours.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 2 - 4 p.m.

This year's Celebration was very successful, and was opened by the Mayor of Erewash, Cllr. Jennifer Hulls and Friends' Chairman Sarah Taylor, with many people coming to listen to the Derby Serenaders, a fifteen piece brass band, and Derbyshire poet John Keeling. The Friends also offered to look through the cemetery records in exchange for a donation, which was popular with local historians and family tree enthusiasts. Guided walks around the cemetery were again on offer. The Friends of Park Cemetery and the Ilkeston and District Local History Society were also keen to inform on the area's history.

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