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NEW: You can now listen to Soldiers from the Hill, a ‘song for Wardsend’ written by committee member Malc Gibbons. Find out more here: Soldiers from the Hill

The “Friends of Wardsend Cemetery” group has been set up with the aim of promoting and preserving this historic Victorian cemetery.

Wardsend Cemetery has stood on its site by the River Don for the last 160 years. This cemetery is the last resting place of nearly 30,000 Sheffield and district people as well as military personnel from the nearby Sheffield (Hillsborough) Barracks. In the course of more than a century and a half, a wide variety of flora and fauna have also begun to call the cemetery home.

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ROPHONIC: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE STORIES OF WARDSEND CEMETERY

    Rophonic is a musical collaboration between Peter Rophone (voice, guitar) and Michael Harding (keyboards). Originally finding each other through collaborations for the Festival of the Mind and Mixed in Sheffield projects, they combine influences ranging from psychedelic folk and choral music to art-rock and ambient electronica and have created their own unique world … Continue reading ROPHONIC: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE STORIES OF WARDSEND CEMETERY

Yorkshire in Bloom – It’s Your Neighbourhood 2019

Being a relatively new group with a long road ahead of us to make our forgotten, neglected and abused Victorian cemetery in to a place the local an wider community can be proud of we were somewhat hesitant to enter the C7 category of Yorkshire in Bloom ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ and needed a little encouragement. … Continue reading Yorkshire in Bloom – It’s Your Neighbourhood 2019

Wardsend Cemetery Anniversary Event Saturday 22nd June 2019 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

The Friends of Wardsend Cemetery were delighted to be one of this year’s recipients of the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for our work with the local community.   Our current projects include local artists and writers working with Hillsborough Primary School, Burton Street Foundation and Drink Wise Age Well who will be exhibiting their … Continue reading Wardsend Cemetery Anniversary Event Saturday 22nd June 2019 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

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