Tag Archives: cemeteries

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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Work Session this Saturday, July 26th

Our next regular work session in the Cemetery takes place this Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. There is a variety of tasks that we may be doing, from going back into battle with the bracken (if it has … Continue reading

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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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Work Session: Saturday March 23rd

10am-2pm The birds will be building, the vegetation will be gathering itself to burst into new growth. We will be there in the middle of it all, tidying and clearing, preparing for our own season of events. Join us for … Continue reading

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New Year, new beginning

  After a long hiatus this site will soon burst into a new, more sustained, existence. In the cemetery, this Saturday (23 Feb) will see the latest in our series of work sessions, tackling the undergrowth on gravestones and in … 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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A new blog for the Friends of Walkley Cemetery

In this blog we aim to write about the day-to-day issues of conservation, historical research, and natural history relating to this beautiful, semi-wild cemetery on the slopes of the Rivelin Valley in Sheffield (England). We will also give notice of future … Continue reading

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