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A bit of History Unearthed

  During a recent activity Joe Pullman one of our members unearths a earthenware "Grave Marker" with the possibility it may be close to its original position.
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Stunning books reveal a piece of Hartlepool history

  Article taken from Hartlepool Mail New books detailing 55,000 people in a Hartlepool cemetery have been published by a dedicated group of researchers. The hard-working members of the Friends of North Cemetery have spent more than two years looking at the project. The end result is a set of 15 books of interment, each…
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80 Year Old Article

TRANSCRIBED FROM AN ARTICLE Taken from Northern Daily Mail 7th April 1933 Coun. Green Ventilates a  Grisly Subject A TALK OF GRAVES Amazing Story of Confusion at the old Cemetery “PRODDING” FOR PLOTS Amazing statements regarding wholesale confusion of the graves at the old Cemetery were made at last night’s meeting of West Hartlepool Town…
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War Memorial & Headstones Service of Dedication

At last the 2nd and final phase of the reinstatement of 81 war graves have been completed with the reinstatement of 41 individual headstones following the reinstatement of a War Memorial last year. To commemorate the 81 fallen of both world wars, The Friends of North Cemetery have hosted a Service of Dedication, beginning with…
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War Memorial Reinstatement

With the assistance of Hartlepool Borough Council and Iain Wright MP for Hartlepool and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Friends of North Cemetery are pleased to announce at long last the completion of the first phase of a two part programme to reinstate the war graves of both world wars in North Cemetery numbering…
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The Dig

With funding from Community Spaces Ground Works UK and the assistance of Tees Archaeology headed by Rachel Grahame with  volunteers  from as far afield as Skipton & York, spent 5days within the cemetery re-establishing the positions of the two Chapels and original Lodge whilst learning more about the sites history. After the chapels were demolished…
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Gate Project

©Friends of North Cemetery With the support of Hartlepool Borough Councils Landscape Architect we received funding from the Big Lottery Community Space Grant Pot of Approx 99k back in 2011 to provide four new gates, entrance floors and planting. With each gate of different size and construction due to changes over time each gate had…
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A warm welcome is ensured at all our meetings, your input will be appreciated   2017   Wednesday              May                          17th                Meet at Wharton Annex, Wharton Terrace Dyke House, Hartlepool Start 1pm.…
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Mini Beast Hunt

As part of our increased awareness of the bio diversity and the cemetery, as a place to visit, we held 2 Mini Beast Hunts at the start of the school holidays, facilitated by Hartlepool Borough Councils Ecologist Ian Bond and supported by Hannah Woodhouse from the Countryside Team. Approximately 50 individuals which, included parents, teachers,…
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