The Friends of Ford Park Annual Carol Service was held on Thursday evening. The event is always well supported and the Victorian Chapel was at capacity. The congregation was in great voice, accompanied by organist Paul Whitell. A regular feature of the event is the attendance of a local primary school choir and this year we were entertained by the children of Marine Academy Primary who sang five songs including a beautiful rendition of "Somewhere Only We Know".
The choir were tutored once again by our favourite Choirmaster Kingsley Clennel-White. Special thanks must go to Reverend Trevor White who stood in at the last minute to save the day as Reverend Andrew Day was unwell. After the service the congregation was invited to join us in the Visitor Centre for refreshments provided by Sue and Mike Rapson.
The Friends of Ford Park Cemetery Trust Wreath Workshop. Wreaths for sale £10, £15, £20 and Crosses £25. Buy direct or orders taken telephone number: 01752 665442 from now until the 19th December 2017. Come and visit our lovely cemetery and see us in action.
The annual Ford Park Cemetery Christmas Fayre was again a great success and enjoyed by visitors and volunteers alike.The funds raised are a great help to the cemetery.
The Visitors Centre provided cakes, preserves, chocolate tombola and jewelry with the cafe providing much needed refreshments and pasties. The Chapel hosted an excellent range of books and bric-a-brac. The new Northey Room, situated behind the Visitors Centre, was full of crafts such as knitted scarves, toys etc and our annual range of affordable and beautiful Xmas wreaths.
Thanks go to our wonderful volunteers and the people who supported us on the day. We managed to raise over £1,121.56 on this event.
It was a busy weekend at the Cemetery, with three separate events taking place
Over three days, Friday to Sunday, we held our first flower festival in the Victorian Chapel, with the theme of Children’s Books. There were fifteen entries, with each visitor voting for their favourite display. The winner in a close contest was Jurassic Park by Solomon Heath. There were one hundred and seventy visitors, and the occasion raised over £300 for the Trust.
On Saturday we held our annual Bug Hunt, a family event held in conjunction with Wild about Plymouth. Despite the cloudy weather, fifty five enthusiastic bug hunters spent two happy hours searching for mini-beasts.
The weekend also marked the opening of the latest exhibition prepared by our Heritage Team. Ford Park Cemetery, Then and Now, will run until Sunday, 6th August.
Please consider supporting our efforts.
9 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Summer Time)
9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (Winter Time)
10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (Mon to Fri)
Vehicular access is available whenever the grounds are open.
Plymouth 1917-1918 inc a history of the RAF Exhibition
Visitor Centre - Free Event
Sat 31st Mar to Thur 17th May 2018
Open Tuesday and Thursday 10.30-3.30. Saturday and Sunday 12.30-3.30.
Admission free, donations gratefully accepted
The Craft Club meets weekly in the Northey Room between 11.00am - 3.00pm every Wednesday - Free tea & coffee - bring your own food or sandwiches available to purchase from the cafe. All welcome.