The Friends are raising funds to have the headstones of WWI servicemen, who are remembered on family headstones, restored. The West Lindsey Community Chest fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund have both granted us money to be able to restore headstones in the cemetery.
The Friends would like to thank Paul Hubbard and his team at Barningham Memorials Ltd for carrying out the restoration work.
WWI Servicemen whose relatives we’re trying to find
This is a list of the 66 headstones which have WWI inscriptions. The list includes the name, age, occupation, date of death, the memorial or cemetery they are remembered and the inscription from their headstone. The file is in PDF format. List of Headstones for Restoration.
Restored headstone locations
The restored headstones are in the two cemeteries that the Friends are involved with: the General Cemetery, Cox’s Hill and the North Warren (Dissenters) Cemetery on Ropery Road.
The General Cemetery is open every day during daylight hours. The Chapel is only open for events, usually in May and November.
The North Warren Cemetery is occasionally open, Gainsborough Town Council have the keys to this cemetery. We do occasionally take groups on guided walks around the North Warren Cemetery.
There is parking at the General Cemetery. The North Warren Cemetery doesn’t have any parking, so you will need to park on Ropery Road.
There are directions to both cemeteries on our Directions page.
The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington