Apple Day apples
Arts & Culture

Apple Day 19th September

It’s APPLE DAY this SUNDAY 19th September from 12 noon at Burngreave Cemetery North Chapel, Melrose Road, S3 9DN. Take along your own apples for juicing! Also features: Drawing and painting of starlings with Patrick [Read more]
Well Dressing "Peace" 2021
Arts & Culture

Well Dressing 2021: “Peace”

It was a lovely sunny day for the annual Well Dressing events in Burngreave Cemetery on Saturday 5th June. This year’s theme for the Well Dressing was ‘Peace’. Story by Christine Steers. Photos by Christine and Patrick Amber [Read more]
Burngreave Cemetery bee keepers
Children & Young People

Caring for bees

Story by Saleema Imam Burngreave cemetery bees will soon be waking up and becoming active when the weather becomes a little warmer. We urgently need volunteers to help James, who has been the stalwart over [Read more]
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Education & Training

Not so grim reapers

Story by Saleema Imam | Photo by Simon Barnett On Wednesday 25th September six intrepid pioneers from the Friends of Burngreave Cemetery and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, took part in a scything training day led by [Read more]
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Projects & People

Apple Day in the cemetery

Story by Saleema Imam Photo by Christine Steers Despite a dire weather forecast, Sunday 6th October saw glorious sunshine for our apple day in Burngreave cemetery. We borrowed the apple press from Sage Green Fingers [Read more]
Paul and Jim
Arts & Culture

A grave unseen no more

Story by Christine Steers | Photo by Nico Hall Private David Barry of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, died of septic poisoning in Sheffield on 21 September 1916. Born in Ireland, he was living in Canada [Read more]
Sam Wardle photo courtesy of Northern General Hospital history group
History & Heritage

A tragic homecoming

Samuel Wardle was born on 19th October 1897 the son of James Wardle and Mary Marshall who already had six children. James died in 1905 and was buried in Burngreave Cemetery. Mary married Edward Hannah in 1906. [Read more]
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Environment

Burngreave Cemetery Use

Dear Sir/Madam, Burngreave Cemetery is unique in having a designated cemetery warden who is responsible for locking and unlocking the gates, and reporting issues back to Bereavement Services. This post was created 25 years ago, [Read more]
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Crime & Policing

Letter from Jo Keane

Dear Messenger, I read with interest the letter from Amirah Hussain regarding dog walking in the cemetery. I have lived in Burngreave for over 30 years, have always had a dog and have always walked [Read more]
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Faith, Religion & Spirituality

Upper Chapel Remembrance

Story and photo by Christine Steers This year Armistice Day was on Saturday so the Upper Chapel Strollers, led by Graham Haque and Patrick Smith, visited the official World War One memorial in Burngreave Cemetery [Read more]