Accrington, Burnley Road Cemetery, Monumental Inscriptions CD014

The CD contains all the monumental inscriptions from when the cemetery opened in 1864 to 2009.

During this period 61,001 burials took place. There are many local prominent people buried in this cemetery including William Barnes of Accrington House, cotton manufacturer and one of the chief advocates for this municipal cemetery. His was the first burial on the 10th October 1864 - see page 2 of the cemetery images. Also of note, the Bury Family of Arden Hall, who owned many Mills in Accrington and Benjamin Hargreaves, one of the family who created Broad Oak printing works and the School of his name. The MIs also detail deaths that occurred outside the area for example, Australia, France, India, South Africa, USA.

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