Friends of Newport & Carisbrooke Cemeteries.
Carisbrooke Cemetery - Summer 2018
The aim of the volunteers of the Friends of Newport & Carisbrooke Cemeteries is to clear overgrowth from grave markers and document them together with unmarked burials at Cemeteries in the modern civil parish of Newport, Isle of Wight - the cemeteries covered are Newport, St Paul's (old and current) and Carisbrooke (Mountjoy) Cemeteries (plus the old churchyard at St Paul's church Barton).
Clearing sessions of about 2 hours from 10.30 are scheduled (subject to weather) for:
- Carisbrooke Cemetery - 1st Saturday each month
- Newport Cemetery - 3rd Saturday each month
Other clearing sessions will be arranged on an ad-hoc basis, just complete an 'Express an interest form' to be kept informed.
If you would like to contribute to the group, but don't wish, or can't, help with the clearance of vegetation; let us know and we may have another way you can help - you don't need to live locally, transcribing newspaper reports etc. can be carried out wherever you live.
Our Newsletter number 6 (November 2018) is now available in our Newsletter archive. If you would like to be sent future issues via e-mail, just send us a message asking us to add you to the distribution.A big thank-you to everyone who has contributed in any way towards the Friends of Newport and Carisbrooke Cemeteries in 2018. We are a relatively small and informal group of volunteers who nevertheless have contributed hugely to making a difference in the cemeteries at Fairlee Road and Mountjoy. The content of the FoNCC website has also increased with added photographs, transcriptions from memorials and additional information on persons interred there. It is an interesting and valuable resource to historians, people tracing their family history or anyone with a passing interest in the history of Newport.
The next Cemetery working session planned for Carisbrooke (Mountjoy) Cemetery Saturday 5 January 2019 (subject to weather etc.), 10.30 at Chapel. To be kept informed, just complete an 'Express an interest form'.
We now have a list to all those recorded in the cemeteries as having died in the two World Wars - these includes not only those buried here but also those who didn't return home but are recorded on family memorials - see the list.
There's more than just clearing vegetation, so if you are interested in becoming involved, let us know you skills/interests using the 'Express an interest form'.
Work is progressing on the website; grave position maps have now been added for all the cemeteries. Also more details and pictures are also being added to individual records.