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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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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]
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Children & Young People

Super hooper record breaker

Story by Fran Belbin | Photos by Nico Hall Local resident Ashlee Male is cock-a-hoop after breaking one Guinness World Record and setting another. Performing before a human and canine audience in Burngreave Cemetery, Ashlee … [Read more]