The Friends of the General Cemetery was set-up to help preserve the General Cemetery and the North Warren (Non-Conformist) Cemetery with the kind help of Gainsborough Town Council.

The General Cemetery is situated on Cox’s Hill in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. And the North Warren Cemetery is on Ropery Road. Both cemeteries have graves recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Gainsborough’s War Story Book Three

We’ve launched the latest in the ‘Gainsborough War Story’ series. More details here.

Can you help?

We’re looking for relatives of Emmeline Elizabeth Beilby. More details here.

Gainsborough and the Somme

On the 1st July 2016 we held a ceremony to mark the 100th of the Battle of the Somme. More details here.

Contact: Susan Edlington

The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

WWI Headstones

The Friends are working to restore the headstones of servicemen who served in WWI.

Please click, or tap,  here for more information.

Family History

We can help with Family history research requests. Please click, or tap, here for more information.


Twice a year, in May and November, we open the Chapel for an exhibition. Please click, or tap, here for more information.

Friends of the General Cemetery