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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 1st July, 2019)

Ince Cemetery

Ince Cemetery

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: me over here on 1st July 2019 at 01:07

What a dismal scene.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 1st July 2019 at 05:51

It doesn't seem like many people die in Ince. Maybe I should have stayed there instead of moving to Canada

Comment by: aussiegirl on 1st July 2019 at 06:19

Are they removing tombstones from the cemetery, or just tidying it up?

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st July 2019 at 09:15

It reminds me of the film "Scrooge" where Alastair Simm follows the final spirit and sees the name "Ebenezer Scrooge" on the gravestone. That gravestone actually exists in a graveyard in Shrewsbury!

Comment by: DTease on 1st July 2019 at 09:25

I lived my life upon the dole
And now i’m lying in this hole
Next door to me lies a real “Go-getter”
For all his toil he fared no better

The only reward that any of us get.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st July 2019 at 12:38

It could be that the grassy areas are where the paupers graves are. I discovered that when I looked for graves in my ancestry. The tombstones stick out like sore thumbs in the middle.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st July 2019 at 12:41

Seems to smack of elf & safety, wonky headstones etc....all cleared perhaps. Yes, a dismal sight.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st July 2019 at 14:21

I think this is actually Wigan Cemetery - at the bottom of Cemetery Lane, Lower Ince. Ince Cemetery is the one on Warrington Road, alongside Cemetery Road. They are separated by the West Coast Main Line. Also in the area, on the same side as Wigan Cemetery is Westwood Cemetery - started in the 1950s by Ince UDC, but taken over by Wigan MBC in the 1974 Local Government reorganisation - Wigan BC having itself begun burials at Gidlow Cemetery in the 1950s.
So, Derek - what with Wigan Crematorium also being in the Wigan Cemetery Chapel, Ince sees so many dead bodies it's known as the 'dead centre' of Wigan.

Comment by: Mick on 1st July 2019 at 14:48

Only for the grass it could be boot hill

Comment by: Anne on 1st July 2019 at 16:25

Always, always been confusion over those two cemeteries. Then Westwood cemetery came into being making for more confusion as all three are located in Lower Ince. Probably a slip of typing but I'm sure there is no Cemetery Lane.

Comment by: Alan on 1st July 2019 at 20:05

Show respect.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 2nd July 2019 at 07:31

Thank goodness someone has corrected the fact that this isn't Ince in Makerfield Cemetery.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd July 2019 at 08:56

Agreed, Neil. Drives me potty! xx

Comment by: Jinksi on 3rd July 2019 at 11:39

Anne, your right Cemetery Rd not Lane.Westward Cemetery is top of Westward Lane Lower Ince.

Comment by: Jinksi on 3rd July 2019 at 17:15

Ment to put Westwood not Westward Eyes are going.

Comment by: Jimmy H on 21st July 2019 at 16:59

Its no longer called Wigan Cemetery. Renamed:Lower Ince Cemetery and Wigan Crematorium

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