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Cardiff Parks Organisations on the Rise

Cathays Cemetery

The cemetery is a haven for naturalists and historians alike

The Friends of Parks organisations began springing up in Cardiff back in 2006 and today there are more than ever, with two being founded just last year.

Drawing members from all walks of life the groups do all sorts of work in Cardiff’s parks. From administration to manual labour to hosting events the Friends take care of everything the parks need to keep them open and beneficial to local communities.

One particularly active group is the Friends of Cathays Cemetery. Often overlooked as a place of recreation, the cemetery is alive with history and wildlife.

“We have three talks and an annual lecture each year on cemetery or local history related subjects,” said group member John Farnhill, “a monthly workday…regular conducted walks and one-off events.”

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