Category Archives: History – People

Lost at Sea

I have always been intrigued by this footstone. I couldn’t find a mention of this young man in the newspapers. I couldn’t find any official records that might tell me what happened to him. I invented scenarios that might have … Continue reading

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Spring Sunshine

Bright sunsine and deep shadows. Ivy creeping up the stones. Just a quick visit to the cemetery today to photograph a couple of graves and some trees. Always a patch of sunlight and bluebells at this time of year. Benjamin … Continue reading

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Baby-farming at Walkley

Originally posted on Walkley History:
Sheffield Independent 7 November 1887 “On Wednesday last, a man and his wife, who gave the address of Elton street, Walkley, visited Eckington in search of the parents of an infant child who had died…

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The first Vicar reads his own obituary

The Rev. Thomas Smith. (From Sheffield at the Opening of the 20th Century(1900)) The actual obituary of the Rev Thomas Smith mentions that there was a previous, premature, outing for the summing up of his life and career, in the … Continue reading

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Carved in Stone

I have never counted the gravestones in the cemetery. We have a thousand and more on record and many we have not yet cleared and transcribed. This must represent a remarkable amount of work by the various monumental masons who carved them. … Continue reading

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