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Star date: 30th August 2012

FREE TOURS OF AGECROFT AND WEASTE CEMETERIES

Agecroft Tour Saturday 8th September 11am
Weaste Tour Sunday 9th September 11am

To celebrate National Heritage Open Days, next weekend the Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust is organising two free guided tours around Agecroft and Weaste cemeteries. Both contain historic graves, including those of South African Prince Lobengula, Salford's first MP and founder of the Vegetarian Society, Joseph Brotherton, and the `Salford Poisoner'…

Full details here…


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As part of National Heritage Open Days weekend, next Saturday and Sunday the Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust is organising two free guided tours around Agecroft and Weaste cemeteries…

AGECROFT CEMETERY
Langley Road, Pendlebury
Saturday 8th September 11am-12noon

Led by Jean Coward, this tour starts at the memorial to the seven man crew of a Lancaster bomber which crashed in Salford in 1944. Other sites covered are the blitz memorial garden, where 104 victims of German bombing are commemorated; a couple who were killed in the Stockport air disaster; and Prince Lobengula, who claimed to be the son of King Lobengula of Metabeleland in South Africa.

WEASTE CEMETERY
Cemetery Road, Weaste
Sunday 9th September 11am-12:30pm

Led by Pete Kilvert, this tour begins at the War Memorial at the end of the main drive, and includes the graves of Salford's first MP and founder of the Vegetarian Society, Joseph Brotherton; Sir Charles Halle, founder of the Halle Orchestra; Mark Addy, the Salford hero who saved over fifty drowning people from the River Irwell; two survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade; and Samuel Hill Darby, known as the Salford Poisoner. Assemble at the War Memorial at the end of the main drive.

Both tours are free and there is no need to book in advance. Just turn up.
Further details from Pete Kilvert 748 3123.


Please note: There are no toilets at Weaste Cemetery.

S R Nkathazo Ngubo wrote
at 12:05:20 AM on Thursday, November 10, 2016
I would like to know the date of death of Prince Peter Lobengula and was buried at Agecroft Cemetry.The Cemtry Attendent will not give me the grave nuber unles I give the Prnce's date of death. Would youhelp me please?.I am trying to arrange for the relatives of the Prince to visit the grave. Regards, Thank you in anticipation for a positive reply.
 
Lee Craven MBE wrote
at 4:06:40 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Great to see this on the Website, Can I also say that St Thomas Church (Pendleton Church) will also be opening their doors to the church, Belfry and the Crypt, Saturday 8 th September 11 am - 1pm
 
Gareth L wrote
at 11:32:30 AM on Friday, August 31, 2012
Thanks for putting this up, My dad who's interested in local history will be sure to tag along on at least one of these tours.
 
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