If you have a question about the cemetery, need to find a grave, or would like to volunteer, please contact us via the website or any social media platform we are on and we will respond as soon as possible.


The Friends of Wombwell Cemetery are now volunteering, but maintaining social distancing guidelines. Therefore, the volunteers will only meet on dry days, with the Community Hub remaining closed to the public at this time.

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Frequently asked questions


How can I become a Friend?

Just pop in on a Wednesday morning. We'll ask you to fill out a short form, but that's it!

Can I volunteer without becoming a Friend?

Of course! If you fancy a trial run or just one day volunteering, contact us or join us on a Wednesday morning. We may still ask you to fill out a form for that day, but we'll make sure it's destroyed after you're finished.

What kind of jobs do you do?

We do mainly gardening jobs such as pruning shrubs, weeding, grass cutting etc. We also locate graves for people and clean them if we've had a request or tidy them up. Other jobs include tidying the baby memorials and Peace Garden, litter picking, sweeping paths, cleaning the Community Hub (including the dishes!) and making tea, coffee and toast for people. We sometimes go out and have tombola stalls or sell bric-a-brac, too!

What do I need to bring with me to volunteer?

Only yourself and a smile! We provide all the tools you need.

Community Hub

Can I rent the Community Hub?

Of course! It's £10 per hour to rent. Please visit or contact us here to make an enquiry.

What type of events do you allow in the Hub?

Anything within reason. We've already had a Victorian Tea Party Birthday in there, but here are some of our suggestions: Funeral wakes, afternoon tea, social gatherings, meetings, craft sessions.

When does the Community Hub open?

The Hub is open on a Wednesday morning from 10am to 12:30pm. We also open for public events, so keep an eye out!

Memorial Plaques

How do I get a memorial plaque?

Contact us to request a form or call in on a Wednesday morning, fill it out and send it us back. We will submit it for you, fit the plaque when it arrives, and maintain it forever!

Are there any railings left?

Unfortunately, no. All of our railings have been sold.

How many plaques can I have on my railing?

As many as will fit!

Can I move my plaque once it's been fitted?

Of course! If you're not happy with the location, or you would like your plaque moving next to another one you have purchased, let us know and we will move it for you.

Apart from the Peace Garden, is there anywhere else to have a plaque?

Yes! If you're eagle-eyed, you'll have noticed that we currently have one plaque fitted to the kerbing around the paved Baby Memorial. All of that kerbing space is free to fit a plaque to.

Are the plaques a one-off payment, or monthly/annually?

You only pay for the plaques once. Once they're fitted, they'll stay in the cemetery forever and we will make sure that they are looked after and protected.


I'd like to make a complaint. Who do I speak to?

We're very sorry to hear that you wish to make a complaint. If it's regarding the Friends group, please contact our Chairman Karen through our contact form or via our social media pages. If it's a complaint about grass cutting, grave digging, bins, or any other council service, please contact Barnsley Council via their website

Are dogs allowed in the cemetery?

Absolutely! But we do ask that dogs are kept on leads at all times, and any dog foul is picked up and disposed of in the bins provided.

How do I get a CemeTree Trail or History Tour leaflet?

You can get a leaflet by calling into the cemetery on a Wednesday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm, or by hunting down one of our green coated volunteers patrolling the cemetery daily between 3pm and 4.30pm. Otherwise, you can request one using the 'Contact Us' form above. We can post one out to you, or email an electronic copy for you to print at home or use on your mobile.


Can you find my relative's grave?

Yes. We have a database of people interred in the cemetery from when it first opened in 1868 to the present day. The database is updated annually.

My relative lived in Wombwell/Barnsley but isn't in your cemetery. Where would they be?

Before Wombwell Cemetery opened, most people were interred in Darfield Cemetery. This is the most likely one to check, but there is a list of cemeteries in Wombwell found by clicking: