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Tour of War Graves
Tuesday 13 November 2018

Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth is a 34 acre working cemetery set within a peaceful and historic setting in the heart of the city and is recognised as a wildlife haven.

On our guided walk on the afternoon of Tuesday 13 November, we will visit the graves of some notable historical people of Plymouth and hear about their fascinating lives.  We will also be guided through the interpretation of Victorian tombstone symbolism and view the WW2 Blitz Memorial.

The cemetery was set up in the mid-19th century in response to the scandalous state of Plymouth’s overfull churchyards and during our visit we will learn about the evolution of Ford Park into both a civil and military cemetery where over 900 war graves are maintained on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Date/Time:  Tues 13 November. Meet at 1.30 pm in the Visitor Centre for start of tour at 2 pm.  Cost £3 p.p.

Refreshments available in the cafe.

Directions:  From A38 into Plymouth follow the signs to Mutley (B3283).  Once in the Mutley shopping area and just past the PO, turn left into Ford Park Road (opp. The Mannamead pub) and continue straight on to the cemetery on the RH side. This LH turn into Ford Park Road is well before the main road forks to Peverell or Mannamead at Hyde Park (marked by the brightly painted pub).

Parking available at the cemetery.

Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth   PL4 6NT    tel:  01752 665442