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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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Today’s Guided Tour, part of Environment Weeks in Sheffield

After so much rain in the last 24 hours we were remarkably lucky – just a minute or two of spots of rain during the whole 90 minutes. Although the conditions under foot restricted the steps and slopes I was … Continue reading

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Summer Events 2014

Here are some of our events over the next few months: Sunday 25th May                             2 – 3 .30pm Guided Tour of the Cemetery Part of Sheffield … 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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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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