Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Cemetery's Oldest Inhabitant

Tonge Cemetery in Bolton, Lancashire opened on New Year's Eve 1856. It contains more than 116,000 burials. A helpful groundsman showed me where to find its oldest inhabitant.

Esther Holden died on March 12, 1858 in the 105th year of her Age. She was a resident of Edgworth.

1 comment:


I came across this grave this morning and was stunned as to how old she was, considering she was born in the 18th century.
do you think this was the original headstone, and also there were some flowers placed there.

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