Tuesday, 26 April 2016

An Ornate Grave for an Oldham Mechanic

When making my first visit to Chadderton Cemetery in Oldham, I came across this very ornate grave marker. It commemorates Thomas Palmer who died May 25, 1864 in the 54th year of his age and his wife and children. The only reference I could find to him was a Census Return of 1851 when his occupation is listed as Mechanic and a report of his burial in the Bury Times:








2 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice headstone with very unusual top, sham one of the angels has lost it's head

Laurie said...

Thanks, Bill. It is a shame. I am pleased to return to blogging again!

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