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Old Documents & Leaflets for Houghton Hillside Cemetery

A bill poster from 1853 objecting to the new cemetery proposals for Sunderland Street, Houghton le Spring

A bill poster from December 16th 1853, originating from Thomas William Usherwood Robinson, objecting to the proposals of a new burial ground in Houghton-le-Spring. Thomas was an influential and wealthy resident - and also the Churchwarden - not somebody you'd expect to object to the proposals! Copyright © Books of the North 2010.

Dozens of these posters were erected around Houghton, continuing a long line of correspondence, which was also communicated via the local press!

 

Funeral Card for the interment of Rowland Robinson at Houghton Hillside Cemetery, Sunderland Street, Houghton le Spring

The funeral card for the interment of Rowland Robinson at Houghton Hillside Cemetery on March 16th 1887. Note the early time of 8 o'clock!

With thanks to Roy Robinson for sharing this document. Copyright © Books of the North 2010.

 

Receipt for the Hollis headstone at Houghton Hillside Cemetery, Sunderland Street, Houghton le Spring

A receipt issued to Mrs Hollis of 118 Sunderland Street, Houghton-le-Spring, from John Lowes & Sons, Gilesgate, Durham, dated October 12th 1907. Copyright © Books of the North 2010.

 

Receipt for an interment at Houghton Hillside Cemetery, Sunderland Street, Houghton le Spring

A receipt issued by Bill Scott, Houghton Hillside Cemetery's groundskeeper, on August 28th 1934, for an interment at the Cemetery. Copyright © Books of the North 2010.

 

Article and research by Paul Lanagan, local historian

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