Lightcliffe Cemetery and some of its residents - by Chris Helme


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Lightcliffe Cemetery and some of its residents - by Chris Helme

  1. 1. Lightcliffe Cemetery and some of its Residents …a presentation by Chris Helme
  2. 2. William Mallinson – the architectural mason Standing at the bus stops or waiting in traffic to join Wakefield Road from the top of Stoney Lane, the view you have today is just the tower. It is all that remains of what is described as the new church of 1775 which replaced one that had been built on the site in 1529. The builder of the 1775 church was a William Mallinson, who was based in Halifax. His grave is in the church cemetery and the headstone reads: 'In memory of William Mallinson, late of Halifax, Mason, who erected this Chappell (sic) in the year of our Lord 1775'. At the time of his death in 1798 he was living in Hove Edge and was 48. He is believed to have been a member of the 18th century Halifax-based business of architectural masons, Mallinson and Healey, a company which specialised in churches. The money to build this church came in the main from William Walker who in 1775 also rebuilt the nearby properties of Crow Nest and Cliff Hill, which formed the large part of his ancestral home and estate. Not only did he donate money to building the church, but also provided much of the wood for the roof, which came from northern Russia, at all three properties. The only remaining piece of the original 1529 church had been placed in the 1775 church, and was removed from there and put in the belfry of the tower when it was demolished in the late 1960s.
  3. 3. Clear pathways hardly any shrubs and grass that was still manageable The Rear View of the Church c: 1925
  4. 4. The church frontage – note all the flat headstones which are all clearly visible
  5. 5. From the top of Stoney Lane – note the cottages on the left – it was here some of you may recall was where the two milk delivery ladies lived - c1959
  6. 6. The Funeral Ham Tea…where else but across the road at the Sun Inn
  7. 7. This photograph was taken just after King George V Park was opened in 1911
  8. 8. King George V Park was land that was given by Sir Algernon Firth of T.F.Firth’s Carpet Manufacturing Company at Bailiff Bridge. This image was taken before it was transformed into a park. On the 1850 ordnance survey map this land is show as part of a sandstone quarry. The depression in the land where the children are sitting and still visible on the 1960s photograph where the central sunken rose bed is. This depression was caused through subsidence some time after the quarry was filled in. It was not dug out purposely just to create the rose bed.
  9. 9. Only the tower remains – note the height and thickness of the trees compared to what they are today
  10. 10. Now let us look inside at both the good and sadly the ugly
  11. 11. Date unknown – many of the front pews would be named and passed down through families
  12. 12. Late 1950s early 1960s – the vandals have taken over
  13. 13. Smashed up and neglected and quickly becoming unsafe - it had to come down
  14. 14. How old is the Cemetery? The Lightcliffe Chapel Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials commenced in 1704. Although a licence had been granted in 1680 for this purpose. To find the records from 1538 onwards these are in the Halifax registers and even after 1704 some of the Lightcliffe details were also duplicated in the Halifax records as well. The first couple to be entered in the 1704 marriage register is John Wilson and Hannah Phillip. A headstone dated 1665 was found under the old house that was removed from the side of the church to mid way along Till Carr Lane in 1865. This headstone displayed the name Batley which pre-dated the burial licence which had been issued 15 years later in 1680.
  15. 15. So who is interred in this cemetery? This cemetery like all others it is where the rich and not so rich have been laid to rest – some met their end through the natural course of time, whilst others met theirs through the ravages of war. There are others who died in their 90s whilst there are many children who died under the age of 10 and even more who died in infancy. There are a number of other people in this cemetery who also died through the unexpected including – accident, suicide and a form of plague (The Jolly Rant, a form of influenza). SO LET US BEGIN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE RESIDENTS………………
  16. 16. Luke Settle In Memory Martha the wife of Luke Settle of Slead Sike who departed this life March 27th 1837 aged 57 years Also Benjamin their son who died in infancy Also of the above Luke Settle who died January 23rd 1863 aged 85 years Also Jubal Settle son of the above who died January 10th 1883 aged 65 years Luke Settle was a blacksmith and along with John Denham taught and encouraged Miss Susan Sykes to sing. She was later trained by Dan Sugden of Halifax. Following her marriage she was Mrs Susan Sunderland and referred to as Yorkshire’s Queen of Song.
  17. 17. George Mackay Sutherland Captain George Mackay Sutherland came to Halifax as a member of the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders. It was at a ball in Halifax where he met Elizabeth Walker. They were married 29 October 1828 in Halifax. Sutherland Road, Lightcliffe is named after this family. b: 10.11.1798 – d: 22.4.1847
  18. 18. Elizabeth Mackay Sutherland (nee Walker) Evan Charles Sutherland -Walker Elizabeth was interred in Wimbledon, Surrey Alice Sophia Tudor Sutherland -Walker b: 10.11.1801 – d: 28.12.1844
  19. 19. Harry and Hannah Leach & Family In loving memory of Thomas Leach who died January 21st 1898 aged 53 years. Also Tom and Emma the infant children of John and Martha Leach. Also of Walter son of the above Thomas Leach who died June 19th 1880, aged 23 years. Also of Amelia daughter of the above who died May 29th 1899, aged 44 years. Also of Walter Reginald their son who died December 30th 1896 aged 4 years and 9 months. Also of Alice the beloved daughter of Harry and Hannah Leach who died August 13th 1901, aged 10 years. Also of George Leach son of the above who died in New Brunswick (New Jersey) USA, June 15th 1903 aged 58 years. Also Ellen the beloved wife of Thomas Leach who died March 22nd 1906 aged 80 years.
  20. 20. Mary Naylor In affectionate remembrance of Sam the beloved husband Matilda Elizabeth Naylor of ‘Oak Mount’ (Sutherland Road) Lightcliffe, who died May 30th 1939. Also Matilda Elizabeth wife of the above who died July 18th 1955 aged 85 years. Also Mary Naylor daughter of the above who died February 4th 1991 aged 89 years.
  21. 21. Jonathan Smallwood & Family In loving memory of Jonathan Smallwood of Roydlands Farm, Hipperholme who died September 2nd 1916 in his 73rd year. Also Frances wife of the above who died August 13rg 1915 in her 72nd year Also of Edith daughter of the above who died in her infancy. Also James son of Jonathan and Frances who was killed in action in Belgium on July 31st 1917 aged 32 years whilst serving with the Grenadier Guards and was buried in Ypres. He was their second son.
  22. 22. Lord Mayor of Bradford Mark Dawson JP Bradford Town Hall - Foundation Stone - 10th August 1870 Mark Dawson resided at a house called Woodside, Wood Lane, Hipperholme where he died in 1884. This property is now split into two dwellings East and West Woodside. In loving memory of Elizabeth the dear wife of Mark Dawson of Dunham Massey Cheshire born 8th April 1818 died: 9th October 1875. In loving memory of Elizabeth widow of Mark Dawson JP born: 22nd April 1834 died: 2nd February 1892. In loving memory of Mark Dawson of Dunham Massey Cheshire born: 27th January 1819 died: 19th February 1884. For some years he was Church Warden of this Parish, a Trustee and President Governor Of Hipperholme Grammar School an Alderman and for two years 1869 – 1871 Mayor of the Borough of Bradford
  23. 23. Samuel Lord Watkinson Sacred to the beloved memory of Samuel Lord Watkinson who departed this life March 31st 1915, aged 41 years Also his wife Annie Samuel Lord Watkinson, [1874-1915] Son of George Watkinson He lived at The Grange, Lightcliffe. He was a member of the West Riding County Council. In 1909, he married Annie Charteris [b 1871] in Halifax. Children: (1) William Edward Charteris (2) son; (3) Violet Corrie who married [1936?] Rodney Frances Turner of Derbyshire. On 8th February 1911, he gave £3,000 for the erection of the tower, the completion of the bells, and the provision of a clock at St Matthew’s Northowram. Using figures for average earnings, £3,000 in 1911 is roughly the equivalent of £1,190,000 today. In his will, he left bequests to Lightcliffe Parish Church, the Royal Halifax Infirmary, St Matthew’s Church, Northowram, and the Halifax Tradesmen’s Benevolent Institution.
  24. 24. Headstone Inscriptions In memory of three daughters of William Tate, bearing the date 1772 Within this silent tomb lies Slumbering here The dust of these three children dear Free from all pains, pride, malice and sedition Happy are they that be in this condition In memory of Betty daughter of Isaac Longbottom of Lightcliffe, Freemason 1775 aged 5 years 6 months 11 days Short was my stay here Sleeps my dust My better part joyns Consort with the just In memory of Betty, daughter of Thomas and Martha Hartley of Bradford, who died July 23rd 1818, aged 12 days Blest lovely babe, just for a moment given To weep on earth and then returns to heaven
  25. 25. Alfred Ripley - Midshipman RN The foundering of HMS Captain on the 7th Sept 1870 when Capt. Hugh Burgoyne V.C. Capt. Cowper Coles C.B. with 49 officers and 402 men and boys perished off Cape Finisterre in the service of their country. The names are recorded on brasses in St Paul's Cathedral – only 18 members of the crew survived SACRED To the memory of Alfred Ripley, Midshipman RN, youngest son of Henry W. Ripley Esq., who was drowned in the 18th year of his age in HMS Captain when that ship capsized in the Bay of Biscay on the night of September 6th 1870. This monument is erected as an expression of affectionate regret by the officers of HMS Royal Oak in which he served for 2½ years from which he exchanged four days before his death. I WILL BRING MY PEOPLE AGAIN FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA The memorial paid for by the officers of HMS Royal Oak was originally erected in Lightcliffe near Halifax. When the family moved to Bedstone, South Shropshire in 1879 the memorial was taken with them and erected in Bedstone Church at the east end of the south wall of the Nave
  26. 26. Abraham Turner The late Abraham Turner died at his home ‘Rose Mount’, Leeds Road Hipperholme on the 25th June 1903 in his 76th year and was one of the oldest public servants in the district. He was born in Gardener’s Square of humble parentage, but by his perseverance and a natural business aptitude he raised himself up to a position of comparative affluence. His public work began in the 1860s. He went on to be a member of the Hipperholme Local Board and when the Hipperholme Urban District was formed he was appointed its Vice Chairman. He was a founder member of the Hipperholme Conservative Association and was a churchwarden at Lightcliffe Parish Church.
  27. 27. The Opening of Hipperholme Town Hall 1899 Abraham Turner will be amongst this crowd at the opening ceremony
  28. 28. Revered William Gurney In loving memory of Reverend William Gurney MA For 50 years a faithful Minister of Christ and 29 years the devoted Pastor of Lightcliffe Chapelry in the County of York who died the 28th day of August 1869 aged 73 years ‘Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Staved on thee; Because He Trusteth in Thee (Isaiah XXV1.27) ‘Whose Faith Follows’ (Hebrews X111.7) And of Harriet B. Gurney his Wife who died January 12th 1881 aged 77 years.
  29. 29. William (Willie) Brooke In loving memory of William Brooke who was accidentally killed on the railway at Lightcliffe, August 28th 1903 aged 39 years. Also Annie his wife who died January 31st 1905 aged 38 years. Reunited In loving memory of Norman the second beloved son of William and Annie Brooke who died April 10th 1896 aged 6 years.
  30. 30. The Brooke Family Miss Edith Sutcliffe (25yrs) married Newton Brooke (41 yrs). Life was difficult for Mrs Brooke and whilst she and her sons are in Lightcliffe Cemetery Newton Brooke is in Heywood Chapel Cemetery with his parents Left to right : John ; Edward and William Brooke all are in the family grave with their mother and Edward’s wife Margaret
  31. 31. William Aspinall Newton Brooke William Aspinall Newton Brooke was named after his father Newton and uncle Aspinall (who lived at Fenny House at the bottom of Kirk Lane). Here he is with his parents and brother Edward at Repton School on the day of his graduation. Just part of the Brooke’s empire which was started c1840 by Newton’s father Joseph. Following the untimely death of Willie his eldest son Newton took overall control of the company. Over a period of time and the patent of the first nonslip flag in 1898 the company grew far beyond their wildest expectations.
  32. 32. Dr. Middleton and Isabella Scales In loving memory of Isabella Scales of ‘Woodlands’ Bailiffe Bridge who died August 11th 1902 aged 76 years. Also of Mary Jane the beloved daughter of the above who died March 6th 1915 aged 61 years. Also of Middleton Scales the beloved son of the above who died May 10th 1922 aged 63 years. Teacher and Master at Bailiffe Bridge school from 1879 to 1922 Thy Will Be Done
  33. 33. Squire and Mary Ingham Squire and Mary Jane Ingham lived at the house indicated on the above photograph. I have never seen a photograph of this couple but I do recall people telling me over 40 years ago that Squire used to keep chickens in his front room and was something of a local and respected character In loving memory of Squire Ingham who died November 26th 1913, aged 67 years Also of Mary Jane, wife of the above who died January 15th 1918, aged 67 years
  34. 34. First World War Casualties Private R. B. Brownrigg MT. ASC who died March 7th 1918 aged 23 years Private Arthur Rushworth 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment, (Prince of Wales Own) killed in action on the Somme August 17th 1916. Son of the late Thomas Rushworth and of Rachel Emmett (formerly Rushworth), of 12, The Marsh, Southowram, Halifax, Yorkshire Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D Memorial THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Frank Newsome eldest soon of William Richard Newsome killed in France November 11th 1914 aged 31 years Also Charlie the third son of the above killed in action in France July 1st 1916 (Battle of the Somme) aged 29 years Private Edward Schofield Service No. 4042, 1st 4th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment died from wounds in France – Grave Ref II. A. 71. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Husband of Frances Schofield, of I, Hoyle's Buildings, Bailey Hall Bank, Halifax he is remembered on his grandparents family grave.
  35. 35. War Casualties Private Leonard Sucksmith Service No. 260076 South Wales Borderers Depot – died 26 November 1920 aged 22 years Grave Ref:G27 – son of William and Elizabeth Sucksmith, St Giles Road Lightcliffe. Corporal Joe Willie Shaw 3rd Provisional Company Special Brigade RE. He was born September 25th 1891 gassed at Fricourt, France died at Woodland Hospital Southport on October 8th 1916. HE ANSWERED THE CALL – He was employed at T.F.Firth’s Private Billy John Kendall No. 25116350 Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire died 19th July 2003 son of Kenny and Cath Kendall – cause of death not listed.
  36. 36. Joseph Naylor In the memory of Joseph Naylor of Lightcliffe who served for 24 years 315 days in the 8th Dragoon Guards born September 13th 1824 – died January 10th 1901. This stone was erected by admirers of the above including members of the Boys Brigade and the boys of Lightcliffe National School as a memento faithful Service tendered to the country during the Crimean campaign especially at the battles Balaclava, Inkerman and the Siege of Sebastopol
  37. 37. Mary Guest Here is the interred body of Mary, the mother of Colonel Joshua Guest of Lidgate, in Lightcliffe who departed this life the 10th September 1729 aged 88 years. Also of Joshua ye son of ye above said departed this life August 1750 aged 63 years . Also Mary his wife who departed this life August 1761 aged 63 years Also of Sammy the son of Joshua Smith of Hove Edge who died 20th July 1777, aged 42 years
  38. 38. The Mann Family The Mann family lived in Wakefield Road at Mann’s Farm, all that remains of this property is the cottage at the junction of Wakefield Road and Ripley Street. Members of this family interred in this cemetery can be dated back to a William Mann whose son Thomas of Lightcliffe departed this life in 1696. There is no age for Thomas at the time of his death but his father William died in 1719 aged 47 years, so his birthday date was 1672. William and his wife Mary had 14 children. Further details of this farm can be found on the Crow Nest Sale Catalogue of 1867
  39. 39. Shuttleworth Family In 1881 T.F.Firth’s opened a factory in America and invited workers from Bailiff Bridge to go to America to help establish the business. Those that went the company offered to set them up in new homes in USA. Those that went and returned home just carried on as they did before working at Bailiff Bridge. One of those that stayed was a Mr Shuttleworth who made his new home in USA and is where his descendants still live. In loving memory of Susannah the beloved wife of William Shuttleworth Wright of Bailiffe Bridge who died March 29th 1893 aged 68 years. MANY ARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT THE LORD DELIVERETH THEM OUT OF THEM ALL Also of the above named William Shuttleworth Wright born 28th October 1827 – died February 24th 1902 Also their son John James their son and the beloved husband of Frances Wright who died December 27th 1916 aged 57 years SAFE HOME AT LAST
  40. 40. ‘Bobby Stennett’ PC John Stennett was the Lightcliffe community policeman during the late 1940s until his retirement in 1951. At almost at the end of his service he was injured whilst on duty which I understand brought forward his premature retirement. I was told although not officially his injuries played a part in his death in 1954. His widow Marion was also interred in this grave in 2004
  41. 41. The Lee Family After the 1867 sale of the Crow Nest Estate a certain James Lee of Hipperholme (Died: November 22nd 1906 aged 91 yrs) bought a parcel of land which formed a triangle between the present Pizza Restaurant at the cross roads and the bottom of Kirk Lane which then came to a point at Towngate. It is through this family that we have the property known as Lee’s Buildings which was built on part of the land James Lee purchased. In these two photographs we see Alfred Lee’s cart being put to a community use. Whereas it would be normally be used in the course of his haulage and house moving business. A number of graves in the cemetery represent the Lee family from 1842 through to 1921
  42. 42. James Lee & Sons - 1878 It was this James Lee who purchased land from the Crow Nest Estate auction of 1867. This land is what we now know as Lee’s Buildings
  43. 43. Arcade Buildings The property on the right is Arcade Buildings and was some of the property built on the land James Lee purchased in 1867. The new tramcar extension from Stump Cross through Hipperholme and on to Brighouse was opened in 1904 . This photograph is dated c:1910 Arcade Buildings businesses & residents 1906: 2. Fred Lee (James Lee & Sons, tanners) 3. Mrs Mary Stocks 4. Mrs Margaret Travis 5. Moses Hartley (monumental mason) 6. John E. Casson 7. John Naylor (general broker and office) 8. Stephen Smith (decorator & paperhanger) 9. Benjamin Swale (fish and fruit salesman) 10. Walter Drake (shoemaker and clogger) 11. Thomas Bowes (tea dealer & confectioner)
  44. 44. Note the difference in tree size in this recent photograph
  45. 45. James and Hannah Walker of Lidgate This branch of the Walker family lived at Lidgate, Lightcliffe (near the railway bridge) and Hannah Walker was responsible for the mine shaft in the grounds of Lightcliffe Scouts. She was also responsible for further mining in Bottom Hall along side the stream on the Bailiff Bridge side In memory of James Walker of Lidgate who departed this life on March 25th 1827 aged 54 years. Afflictions sore long time hew bore Physicians were in vain But death gave ease when God did please And freed him from his pain Also Hannah relict of the above named James Walker who departed this life October 17th 1855 aged 84 years Slowly her earthly frame decayed Her end was long in sight Nor was her steady soul afraid To take its awful flight
  46. 46. German House There were numerous people interred in the Lightcliffe cemetery during 1700/ 1800s who are shown as living at German House, sometimes referred to Upper German House. This is not to be confused with Lower German House which today is known as ‘Ladywell’. The property takes its name from the Moravians who settled there and at Smith House following an invitation from Mrs Elizabeth Holmes. The Moravians originated from Bohemia and came to Lightcliffe in 1742 staying at Smith House and at the above property hence the name of this property. German House was for many years the home of Calvert’s Plumbers but in recent years has been developed into multi-occupation.
  47. 47. Macaulay Family This property is Slead Hall (opposite Kershaw’s Nursery) Generations of this family are all at Lightcliffe cemetery in the 1700/1800s. This photograph is dated 1884 and is the George Hepworth book ‘Brighouse Its scenery and Its Antiquities’ a rare book where only 108 were originally printed
  48. 48. Shaw Hardcastle and Elizabeth Hardcastle Shaw Hardcastle was born in Berry Brow Almondbury Huddersfield in 1868 and died at his home in Bramley Lane Hipperholme in 1941. In 1895 he married Eliz Ann Armitage both are in Lightcliffe Cemetery. They had six children: 1. Phyllis Isabel Hardcastle, b. 1897, Huddersfield, d. 1978, Shenfield, Essex. 2. Sydney Hardcastle, b. 1899, Huddersfield, d. 1983, Crossland Moor 3. George Douglas Hardcastle, b. 1901, Huddersfield, d. 1965, Unknown. 4. Eric Hardcastle, b. 1903, Huddersfield, d. 1956, Unknown 5. Fred Hardcastle, b. 1905, Huddersfield, d. 1968, Unknown. 6. Geoffrey Hardcastle, b. 1907, Huddersfield, d. 1956, Unknown. In 1941 Mr Hardcastle left an estate valued at £41,547.16.10 equivalent to £1,600,000 in 2008
  49. 49. The Crescent, Hipperholme In this street, which was originally built as rented properties in the 1860s, the residents had to have meetings on a regular basis. Minutes from some of those meetings still exist today. In 1913 a young girl who lived in one of the houses committed suicide by taking poison and she was interred at Lightcliffe Cemetery
  50. 50. Shillito Family John Shillito was born in Upper Brear Northowram in 1832, he was educated at the local Mechanics Institute. At the age of 10 he started work at the Halifax Industrial Society. In 1883 he was a Company Director of the CWS and was the Chairman from 1895 – 1915. He was keenly interested in geographical research, and became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He entertained Captain Scott at Balloon Street, Manchester, shortly before the explorer's tragic journey to the South Pole. He was married four times and had six children. In the Lightcliffe grave with John is his first, second and fourth wife - he divorced his third wife . When the CWS celebrated its Golden Jubilee, 1863 to 1913, it issued a medal with the face of John Shillito displayed on one side .
  51. 51. Memorable Family Names In memory of Osbert the son of Wigglesworth and Sarah Hanson of Lightcliffe who departed this life January 23rd 1853, 3 years. Also the above named Wigglesworth Hanson who died December 19th 1889 aged 67 years. Sacred to the memory of Sabina the daughter of John and Rachel Sykes. Gardener of Harley Head who departed this life January 8th 1828 aged 6 weeks. In memory of Ann the wife of Midgley Marsden of Hove Edge who died (No details). Also Ann the daughter of Midgley and Mary Jane Marsden of Hove Edge who died April 6th 1886 aged 19 years In loving memory of Joshua Sunderland who died November 22nd 1912 aged 76 years. Also Martha widow of the above who died November 25th 1913 aged 74 years. Also Lavinia the wife of Hartwell Jagger and daughter of the above who died July28th 1898 aged 31 years Sacred to the memory of Henry Rhodes born September 12th 1817 and fell asleep in Jesus October 4th 1883. Be ye also ready. Also of Dinah Ann wife of the above who died January 12th 1906 aged 72 years. Thy will be done… Just some of the more unusual first names given to children of this period and were obviously popular at that time.
  52. 52. ARMYTAGE FAMILY Old Home House Wakefield Road The Armytage family of Lightcliffe lived at what is described as ‘Old Home House’ in Parker’s 1904 book ‘Rambles from Hipperholme to Tong’. Name Age Yr Born Yr Death Relation to Head of Family Mary Armytage 35 1775 1810 First name on monument of Mary Armytage George Armytage 67 1769 1836 Husband of Mary Armytage Sarah Armytage 16 1798 1814 Daughter of Mary Armytage George Armytage 21 1794 1815 Son of Mary Armytage Ellen Armytage 78 1783 1861 Second wife of Mary Armytage Sarah Armytage 7 1822 1829 Daughter of Mary Armytage George Armytage in his will left everything to his eldest son and nothing to his wife except one or two cases of the best Port in the house cellar – BUT – if she remarried that would stop
  53. 53. ARMYTAGE FAMILY In the London Gazette of April 1904 – it shows that George Armytage senior of Home House, Lightcliffe was a bankrupt following his carding business closing. It also states that this George Armytage of Field House, Lightcliffe (lived at this house from 1874 to 1904) was also declared bankrupt. The notice in the London Gazette refers to claims against the estate. Name Age Yr Born Yr Death Relation to Head of Family ? Armytage 60 1822 1882 Name unknown wife of George Armytage George Armytage 85 1819 1904 Head of Family This family has a present day connection – the daughter of the above is a Mary Armytage b: 1846 d: 1911 who married James Holdsworth Titterington on the 13 April 1870 in Halifax Parish Church and the name Titterington family lives on of course and for many years Alan and Noreen and their family lived in Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe
  54. 54. Unusual Epitaph Here lies the body of Elizabeth Mallinson the wife of Edward Mallinson of Hove Edge who died the 27th July 1789 in the 51st year of her age. In mental abilities exceeded by few, in industry by none, no wonder then that she did most good, and that many lamented her loss. Faults she had some and several frailties, or she would have been more than woman. Bulslop, Emry, Maliee, hold thy hand nor dare to sake for them, amongst her scared ashes in this awful hallowed place, but let them rest with her in the dust unmentioned and unmollested till that tremendous day, when she must give an account to her impartial judge, to whom alone she is accountable and when her good actions rush upon thy memory.
  55. 55. The Northend Family Generations of this family are interred in Lightcliffe Cemetery from the late 1800s. Some may recall that the Northend’s has this corner shop at Hipperholme for many years and were popular members of the Hipperholme community
  56. 56. Let us all hope that the new ‘Friends of St Matthew’s Old Churchyard ‘ group keep going and bring back the old cemetery to its once former glory – maybe with a little bit of your help as well.
  57. 57. The End – Thank you Chris Helme E-mail: