Welcome to the Friends of The Down Cemetery website

The Down cemetery

The Down Cemetery

The FOTDC was formed in 2016 as a group aiming to preserve The Down Cemetery and its monuments.

Our Aims are:

The preservation, conservation, sympathetic restoration and recording for public benefit of The Down Cemetery, including the monuments, buildings, standing structures, landscape, wildlife and burial records.

We are looking at clearing the graves and tombstones of undergrowth, transcribing inscriptions, careful restoration where possible and photographing all work undertaken.

Our long term aim is to make this data available to the public, hold open days and run historical and wildlife tours.


Evening Bat Walk - Friday 30th August 2019

We will be hosting a Bat walk on Friday 30th August 2019 at 7.15pm. There will be a short talk in the chapel and then a walk round the cemetery using bat detectors to hear the bats and identify the species that are present. We hope we may also see bats in flight.
Spaces are limited so please notify us if you would like to attend (Click here to email Robert Wall). We will be allocating spaces on a first come basis. The event is free, but we welcome donations to the Friends.

New planters unveiled

Two new planters have been installed and planted outside the non-conformist chapel, bringing a colourful new feature to the Cemetery.

The planters were constructed by Trowbridge Men's Shed and built to ensure they will last for many years to come.

Summer Newsletter

The latest edition of the FOTDC newsletter is available online. Click here to download the PDF document.
If you would like a printed copy, please email Robert Wall.

To view the newsletter online, click here.

Mailing List

If you would like to subscribe to the Friends of the Down Cemetery contact list, please click here.