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lost grave
Started by: kathpressey (4733)  Report abuse
Some time ago I posted about the search for my grandfather's grave at St John's in Pemberton. Well the archivist recently got in touch saying she had come across a receipt book showing that he and his parents are buried together. Finally we had a plot number. My cousin , armed with a plan and the number tracked down the grave only to find a relatively new headstone there. This has the same surname as the family to the left of our plot. It seems odd to have a new headstone in the old part of the cemetery when we have evidence that our family paid for it. the mystery goes on..what do you think?

Posted by: mortarmillbill (406) Report abuse
You need to ask the officials some questions.

I am sure I read somewhere that graves are allocated for a limited number of years and then they can be used again.

Posted by: kathpressey (4733)  Report abuse
that's what someone said so what do they do with the remains?I mean it's not like just moving a pot of ashes. I've asked the archivist but I think I'll contact the vicar

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3037)  Report abuse
Hi Kath i feel for you and family ,i have a similar problem at ST.PAUL GOOSE GREEN , where my grandad is i know , but i dont follow my grandmother is 3 lanes away with no evidence of a stone or anything else as for the vicar they come and go like buse's the trail goes on so best of luck to you .
I hope i'm wrong but the practice of re-using graves in my view would just to be plaved over and atop of who's there.

Posted by: kathpressey (4733)  Report abuse
I didn't expect a stone because my family probably had no money. The archivist said a lot of families just had a sone like a curb edging that just had a name on but many of these have grassed over through the years. we have the receipts tht shows my great granparents and my grandad are all in this plot and the nw stone there has about 3 names on .

Posted by: kathpressey (4733)  Report abuse
My mystery is solved. The archivist found a receipt showing the burial of a baby in our Winstanley plot in 1942. I've traced the parents to be family through marriage . All is well. I'd recommend St John's archivist - she's great!

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
This nakes me wonder abot the Cremation Tablets as I paod for have they gone>>?? as I live too far away and now too old to come up and down the Motorway

Posted by: kathpressey (4733)  Report abuse
All is well Elizabeth. St John's is as it should be and the section with cremation plots is fine. If I'd seen this message before my visit I would have checked out your names for you. In Ince some plaques ahve been removed because the council wanted more money to keep the ashes there. I think people who didn't want to pay could keep the plaque though.


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