Guided walks at cemetery

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GUIDED tours around Ilkeston’s Park Road cemetery will take place on Saturday Septemeber 10 as part of an annual English Heritage event.

The open day has been organised by Erewash Borough Council and the Ilkeston and District Local History Society.

Walks will take place between 10am and 4pm. There is no need to book.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “Park Cemetery is a fascinating Victorian burial ground and features the graves of many notable figures of the area, including several Mayors of Ilkeston.

“The tours will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy its history and architecture.”