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…
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.
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.