Ordinary People Extraordinary Times


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Ordinary People Extraordinary Times
21st to 28th May
Discover the stories of everyday men and women just like you, who through their actions and work truly did the extraordinary
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Join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Friends of Mill Road Cemetery on Tuesday 24th May 2022, to find out more about those commemorated in Cambridge.

To learn more and book your free tickets, click here.

About this event

This War Graves Week, explore Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times and discover who you could have been. Around the world ordinary people do extraordinary things every day for their community. They do it today, and they did it during the world wars. Join us this War Graves Week in a celebration of the remarkable everyday men and women who faced extraordinary times during the world wars and gave their lives for their communities.

Mill Road Cemetery contains the graves of 38 casualties from the First and Second World Wars, as well as many more inscriptions on family memorials to loved ones buried abroad. Working with the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery, the Parochial Burial Grounds Management Committee, and Cambridge City Council, these tours will highlight the lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times and the work involved in keeping their names alive.

Information and family activities will be available throughout the day at the site of the central chapel. 

Tours will take place at 10:00, 13:00, and 15:30, and will last approximately an hour. Tickets are essential to maintain the safety of all in attendance. We ask that social distancing is maintained as much as possible in the space.

To learn more and book your free tickets, click here.

Dogs and their families are welcome to join at the 10:00 and 15:30 tours.

Children are particularly welcome at the 15:30 tour, and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please note that this is a City Wildlife Site and therefore may be exposed roots and low branches. Nettles and stinging insects are also found throughout the site. We will make visitors aware of hazards and ask that visitors stick to the paths and are aware of their surroundings at all times.

There are no toilets and no parking available at site. There are, hoverer, a wealth of independent cafés to obtain light refreshments before or after your visit.

Mill Road is served by Stagecoach in Cambridge’s citi 2 bus route. The nearest stop, in each direction is Covent Garden, but is also known as Mackenzie Road. Click here to view download a timetable (PDF). It is also a short walk from Cambridge Station, through the car park, ahead along Devonshire Road, left along Mill Road and crossing buy the Co-op and Wood Green Charity shop.

Mill Road Cemetery, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AW, can be accessed from Mill Road, Mackenzie Road, Norfolk Street and through the Gwydir Street Business Units yard.

To learn more about Mill Road Cemetery, its history and the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery, click here.

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