The Cenotaph

The cemetery is maintained and the graves prepared by Jeff Budworth and his assistant, John Lanaghan.

Jeff and John have been working at Stainforth Cemetery for over fifteen years

 


Jeff Budworth


The Chapel of rest

The Chapel of Rest at Stainforth Cemetery is where you'll also find the office.

The oldest record book in the office is dated January 1st 1886 and lists each burial at the cemetery since that date.

It is thought that the cemetery's first "occupants" were moved from another cemetery which was situated on a small area of land in the Thorne Road - Briars Lane area.

At present there are between fifty and sixty burials at the cemetery each year. If that rate remains constant, then burials will continue on the land for another thirty years

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