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Newport Cemetery in Spring 2017

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


June 2018 - The next planned session is at Carisbrooke (Mountjoy) Cemetery, Saturday 7 July- meet at the chapel about 10.30, usually lasts about 2 hour or until we feel like packing up!

Our Newsletter number 4 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.

We had a sucsessful clearing/transcribing session at Carisbrooke Cemetery on Saturday 2 June - we've shifted our efforts to the south west corner, another of the older sections.

We had a sucsessful clearing/transcribing session at Newport (Fairlee) Cemetery on Saturday 19 May - it was sunny but not too hot.

April 2018 - Next planned session is at Carisbrooke (Mountjoy) Cemetery, Saturday 5 May (Bank Holiday weekend) meet at the chapel 10.30, usually lasts about 2 hour or until we feel like packing up!

March 2018 - The weather hasn't been kind recently and little work has been carried in the cemeteries in the early weeks of March.

However, work transcribing the Burial Registers to the end of 2000 and adding the information to the website has been completed. Work continues adding pictures of grave markers and their transcriptions.


February 2018 - Our Newsletter number 3 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.

Future clearing sessions are scheduled (subject to weather) for:

  • Carisbrooke Cemetery - 1st Saturday each month
  • Newport Cemetery - 3rd Saturday each month

All sessions to begin around 10.30 and last for about 2 hours.

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 become involved, just complete 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.