I only live a couple of minutes walk from Weaste Cemetery, I find it a lovely place to visit occasionally - here is some information from the Salford City council website.
Weaste Cemetery was Salford's first municipal cemetery. Before the cemetery opened in 1857 most burials took place in churchyards. Salford Corporation was one of the first municipal authorities to recognise that churchyards could no longer provide sufficient burial space and so the plans for Weaste were made.
In the Victorian age, cemeteries were considered to be amenities like parks and gardens and were usually designed in a similar way. Weaste Cemetery was no exception and its beautiful design made it the most desirable resting-place for well to do Salfordians and Mancunians.
Since 1857 over 300,000 interments have taken place at the cemetery, including:
The other day I was trying to get Dylan to go down for a nap so I had a quick drive through the cemetery to get shots of some of the elaborate memorials that would look good as mono conversions.
Here are some of my favourites.
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