Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery
& Nature Reserve
A haven in
The aim of the website is to provide information about the history, heritage and wildlife of the cemetery..
The cemetery represents a microcosm of the history of Middlesbrough and many of its "great and good" are buried there. It is the largest area of mature, urban woodland in the town and a haven for wildlife. We hope that this website will engage your interest and that you take the time to visit the cemetery and perhaps support some of the work that is going on to renovate and maintain it.
Because the Cemetery is such a unique piece of the town with it's historical connections going back to the Doomsday Book and the early forms of farming, the founding fathers of Middlesbrough and it's heavy industries, it's religious connections with so many denominations and the local hospitals, we feel it is a valuable educational asset.
From a natural history point of view the cemetery is not unlike an island rich in trees and wildlife set in a sea of roads and concrete. It provides an ideal situation for schools and natural history groups to study our local park and wildlife right in the town centre. With the richness of its trees and birdlife it has the peace and solitude fitting to a cemetery that is still in use.
All these things the Friends are striving to preserve and would like as much help from the local community with as possible. In our everyday lives we are aware of the importance of the cemetery and it's connection with our lives, it would be a great loss to the town and it's inhabitants if it ever happens.
*** Read our latest press release*** here
FoLC&NR members had a meeting today Tuesday to discuss our options of what we could do in the present health situation.
We have made the reluctant choice to close the groups meetings until late May at least when we can look at the situation again.
Our programme of events is cancelled until July at least.
The Outdoor group are proposing to work in the cemetery on Wednesday mornings in the open air following the government guidelines of separation, reviewed weekly.
There are a number of us who are in the “vulnerable group” so we will be self isolating.
If you need any information please contact us
via the website or our FaceBook page.
Thank you for your support.
Malcolm Cummins Chair FoLC&NR
CORONA VIRUS COVID-19