Thursday, 28 March 2019

Died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

Pte Charles Silvester Greasby, 19th (3rd Salford Pals) Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers died on the First Day of the Somme when most of the Salford Pals were wiped out. On Jul 29, Bn was transferred to GHQ and converted to a Pioneer Bn, Charles is listed on the Thiepval Memorial. Weaste Cemetery, Salford:







Drowned in a claypit

John Edward Campbell visited a claypit, clambered on a raft and fell in. Despite the efforts of another child, he drowned. Three nearby adults declined to assist. Weaste Cemetery, Salford:





Clasped Hands Grave Art

Until We Meet Again - Rosetta Anderson died in 1912 and is buried at Weaste Cemetery, Salford:







Six young children listed

Six dead children are remembered on the gravestone of John and Sarah Potts plus a son and daughter who lived to old age. Weaste Cemetery:







Monday, 25 March 2019

Welcome to the Graveyard Detective

An illustrated look at the World of Graveyards and Cemeteries. There are many Stories behind the Stones that Stand in them. Who knows what we might find?

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