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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 10th August, 2021)

Hindley Cemetery


Hindley Cemetery
The Gatehouse and Gate to Hindley Cemetery.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Walt(northyorks) on 10th August 2021 at 05:47

Dennis, what a coincidence, today my wife and me are driving over them there hills and will be calling at the cemetery to visit graves of her family. Thanks for the P a D Dennis the timings is spot on.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th August 2021 at 08:35

The Friends of Hindley Cemetery have recently managed to re-open the cemetery chapel. They have posted photos on facebook and it looks lovely. Well done to them all. Have an enjoyable visit to Hindley, Walter.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 10th August 2021 at 08:43

Walt, you do well to take the car. I walked it up Castle Hill and about half way up I was overtaken by a woman pushing one of them double header prams
with two kids in! She was red faced and blowing hard but she still had the edge on my tired old pins.
I felt like asking her to come back for me after she got the kids to the top!
It’s no fun gerrin’ owd!!

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2021 at 09:18

I used to cycle to Wigan once a week years ago. I can remember the first time I cycled up the hill without getting off the bike.I love that stretch of the road up to Westhoughton. Rarely go that way these days,
unless counting the Lockdown a few times and walked.

Comment by: Cyril on 10th August 2021 at 20:30

Does the gatehouse still belong to the council or did it get sold as did the one at Ince cemetery. The one at Ince comes up for sale every so often so the buyers mustn't like living there.

Though I remember going to the one at Ince about something in the 1980s when the cemetery custodian still lived there, and recall thinking at the time that there wasn't much room inside at all, though this one at Hindley looks to be a lot larger and is also a very attractive building too.

Comment by: Wigginlad on 10th August 2021 at 22:22

Cyril, sometime ago I read a notice posted on the door of the gatehouse. The wording asked visitors not to call at the lodge seeking information as the residents had no link to the cemetery and could not offer advice.

Comment by: Cyril on 11th August 2021 at 13:47

Thanks Wigginlad. Before they buy these gatehouses then surely they must be aware that they shall have folks knocking and asking for information about graves etc., it's like those who buy houses next door to convenience shops then complain about motorists parking along their front to use the shop.

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