Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel

We restore service personnel’s family headstones and can help with family research about burials in the General and North Warren Cemeteries in Gainsborough.

Our work and how we can help you

Restoring headstones

The Friends restore headstones of service personnel and others in both the General and North Warren cemeteries.

Both cemeteries also have Commonwealth War Graves in them with their distinctive memorials

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Burial records

If you need help locating a grave or you would like to know if a relative is buried in either cemetery – can help.

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About the Friends

The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity.

It was started by Susan Edlington and Peter Bradshaw to work with Gainsborough Town Council to restore the family headstones of service personnel.

Our project expanded and Peter did detailed research into service personnel who could be eligible for a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone.

Peter, wrote and published, a series of books: ‘Gainsborough’s War Story’ and a set of booklets about personnel buried in the cemeteries.

Following Peter’s passing in 2020, the Friends have continued the work he started with Susan.