New Cemetery Memorial planned

Home » Latest News » New Cemetery Memorial planned
Agenda - February 2011

As part of my taking on the management of this, now the best cemetery in Cheshire, I researched the records that were passed over to me.

Included in these were the ledgers of records in which the names of those who had been interred here over the years since 1874.

As I dug deeper, I realised that a great number of graves — located to the very bottom of the cemetery — had no marker at all to record their passing. In fact the area of these graves was lost beneath a mass of brambles and rabbit warrens. 

Having had the grounds cleared by our excellent staff, I then researched just who had been buried there and their ages and dates of death. 

This resulted in a long list of people of the past, buried over the years from 1876 to 1959.

Their ages ranged from 2.5 hours to 89 years, over 70 burials. In those days, when a family could not afford a funeral, the loved ones were buried “on the Parish” – old fashioned paupers.

Many of the graves hold more than five persons.

Last year, the Burial Committee agreed to pursue the aim of erecting a stone to record all the men, women and children who lie here. Accordingly, I approached Rogers of Nantwich with the plan. To create such a memorial is not without its problems – least of all is the size. 

I am pleased to say that we believe we now have a good plan for the stone – which will have four faces, with all the names and dates carved thereon. 

I am also pleased to say that we have been approached by some who wish to contribute to this considerable cost. If any others feel similarly inclined, please contact me on 07813 820157. Or by email on" target="_blank"> 

It is hoped to have the memorial in place by the middle of the year and to have a simple ceremony of dedication – inviting our Ministers to take part.

I feel sure that all who live here will be supportive of this long overdue measure.






popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Williams (screen)
Fri 16 Mar 6:08am  |  hits: 971

This program is being broadcast from Monday 12th March for three weeks, going out on every week day at 6.30pm on BBC 2.The shop cash registerOur item, the shop register, will be featured in episode eleven which will go out on Monday 26th March.Judy, Derek & Megan Williams of...

Tue 20 Mar 6:08am  |  hits: 916

This is the appeal by the developers against the refusal of the original application (17/0339N).This appeal will take place on Wednesday March 21st and Thursday March 22nd at the Municipal Buildings at Earle Street in Crewe.It is a public meeting, classed as an informal hearing, before a Government appointed inspector — anyone can attend the appeal, and within procedural constraints we...

Sun 18 Mar 6:08am  |  hits: 740

New timetable from April 1stRoute 73 has an altered timetable from April 1st.You can see the new timetable by clicking here.In summary, (and assuming that your editor has read the timetable correctly) it appears that buses are scheduled to leave Audlem for Nantwich at 08.11, 10.26,. 12.26, 14.26, 15.51, 17.01 and 18.01. and leave Audlem...