Friday, 24 August 2012

Funeral Ephemera

George Thomson was interred in Liverpool's Toxteth Cemetery in 1931. Here is the receipt for the funeral and interment expenses as issued by WJ Rimmer Ltd. On the reverse of the second receipt (image 2) is a record of four dates and names. I wonder if they had all been buried in the same plot. During a recent Lancashire cemetery open day, I discovered that some of the original graves were some 24 feet deep and some of the more well off locals would allow others to be buried in their family plot, if there was room . . .




2 comments:

marbletowns said...

Interesting! Thanks for posting!

Owen said...

Fascinating. I love the quality of printing for such forms and the handwriting of the period, which seems more flowing than anything seen today...

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