Celebrating Sporting Life and Achievement in Plymouth

This is a digital exhibition of posters and a supporting audio/virtual tour.

Action from Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town, 1952. Image courtesy of The Box, Plymouth © Mirrorpics

This is an online event throughout the festival.

The Trust is a company with charitable status. Established in December 1999, it took
over the ownership and management of Ford Park Cemetery in April 2000 and it is supported in its work by the Friends of Ford Park Cemetery. Its primary role is as the custodian of a historic working cemetery, the oldest in Plymouth, which has sufficient space to offer Plymothians a resting place for their loved ones for the next 100 years or so.

The Cemetery, which is adjacent to Central Park, is set in a landscape of great beauty and peace, part of which is listed as Grade II* on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Interest.
In addition to its central role of managing a working cemetery, the Trust undertakes much education work with the community and with schools, centred on the history of the City and on the unique wildlife habitat of the Cemetery. For more information, please visit: https://www.ford-park-cemetery.org/

At a time when sporting activities and spectator sports are unavailable, to most of the public, Ford Park Cemetery offers an on-line exhibition and audio tour celebrating the sporting life and achievements in Plymouth. As well as the more obvious sports of football and rugby, posters include a celebration of horse racing at Chelson Meadow, greyhound racing and speedway at the old Pennycross Stadium plus memories of the swimming clubs, sailing clubs and cycling clubs across the city. The audio tour includes visits to some of the city’s sporting heroes including rugby player Jimmy Peters.

The exhibition will be available via the trust’s Facebook page –
https://www.facebook.com/Ford-Park-Cemetery-Trust-184171834994038 plus a display on the cemetery web site – http://www.ford-park-cemetery.org

Find out more about some of Plymouth’s sporting heritage here:

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