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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 7th December, 2017)

Ince Cemetery

Ince Cemetery

Photo: Maurice  (Fuji X100f)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 7th December 2017 at 00:18

Oh dear, several of my forebears are buried there. It is sad to see such neglect.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th December 2017 at 08:37

A very atmospheric photo. I know the chapels are in a bad state but I would hate to see them disappear....they are just so much a part of all our lives in the Ince/Spring View area.

Comment by: Garry on 7th December 2017 at 09:01

Very scary and sadly not cared for.
I wonder if some are forgotten as time goes by.

Comment by: Alan on 7th December 2017 at 09:05

We need to do something to help.
All it needs in tidying.
Community service might be a good start.

Comment by: A.W. on 7th December 2017 at 11:13

It is a sad sight and I may say ghostly in a way.

Comment by: Caroline B on 7th December 2017 at 11:32

Looks very'Gothic' something Tim Burton might use in a film.

Comment by: Maurice on 7th December 2017 at 11:43

Unfortunately this is only a tiny part of the damage,and not the worst.

Comment by: Jinksi on 7th December 2017 at 19:13

Irene,your right.Alan,my Oldest Son's grave is in a Churchyard near Bury the Cemetery is kept very neat and tidy by the Lads ang Girls who are doing Community Service they are there every Saturday & Sunday.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 7th December 2017 at 19:15

It seems that many people are losing interest in ground burial.
Over here most people opt for cremation and scattering of the ashes, either into the sea or other favored places.

Comment by: Mags on 7th December 2017 at 19:24

Many of my ancestors are in there, used to go when I lived in Wigan even though I only knew one of them. Later family members in Gidlow Cemetry. Parents died in Hertfordshire, Cemetery has a rose garden, ashes scattered there. opportunity to plant a rose tree it looks beautiful in the summer.

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