hello all. the wealth of knowledge here is second to none so hoping someone can help. Regards st catherines, how many private/family headstones are there? Is there a map of the graveyard available. Im making rememberance crosses and plan to plant as many as possible. The photos on here are great for finding casaulties. Would like to get to as many as possible. thanks in advance
Post by Hawker Hurricane on Oct 13, 2020 6:23:06 GMT
I know that Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society did memorial inscriptions. These include, if memory serves, a plan of the site. A copy should be held in the Local Studies section at Manchester Central Library. I had a copy of the MI's on microfiche, but cannot lay my hands on it at present. I don't think the microfiche contained any plans though, just the typescript text. I'll have a dig around and see if I can find the fiche.
Post by Hawker Hurricane on Oct 16, 2020 6:16:20 GMT
I found the fiche. The plan of the graveyard isn't reproduced on the fiche, but the fiche is produced from a book, and there are clear references to a plan in the book. Local studies at Manchester Central Library have a copy. Trafford's local studies may have a copy as well.
Jim 'Hawker Hurricane' Robinson Professional Local Historian and Genealogist, RNLI Governor and SWARM Admin.
I never found the time to research the Trafford link provided by Ben to do the proper research but will in the future. I did manage to make and plant 10 crosses at the start of November. Happy with how they turned out. Revisited the cemetery today. The gardener has recently been. Some crosses have been lost. At least some of the graves had a cross during remembrance. I know the crosses won't last forever but I'm glad some people may think of those men if any visitors walked by