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Houghton Hillside Cemetery

Houghton Hillside Cemetery. In 1853 considerable excitement occurred in the town of Houghton-le-Spring relative to the formation of a new cemetery, an influential portion of the rate-payers having opposed a plan brought forward by Rector John Grey, for converting a quarry into a place of sepulture. Public meetings were held on the subject, and several angry publications issued from the press. A service of plate was presented to Mr E D Welford, as a testimony of approval of his conduct during the struggle. for more click here

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