Leverington Road Cemetery, Wisbech

         Wisbech General Cemetery is a 3 acre tranquil oasis located off the Leverington Road, Wisbech.

         Established in 1836 the design followed the mid-19th century style of building public cemeteries laid out along 
         the lines of a formal garden. To allow use by all denominations the ground was not consecrated.
         By the 1960s only six burials took place in ten years and in 1972 it finally closed. 6571 people are buried in the cemetery.

         This is the cemetery where my gt grandparents, Charles and Ellen Scales are buried.  I was lucky enough to be shown around
         the cemetery in 2002 by Kevin Rodgers of the FFHS as he knew where my gt grandparents grave was located amongst all the undergrowth.
         But it still took some finding. Below are photos I took on that visit.  I would have taken more but the battery died on my camera.
Headstones amongst the undergrowth ~ July 2002 .. The General Cemetery roofless chapel ~ July 2002 .. Headstones amongst the undergrowth ~ July 2002
This is how we found Charles & Ellen's headstone:
Charles & Ellen's headstone as we found it - July 2002 .. Charles & Ellen's headstone uncovered -July 2002
The inscription reads: In Loving memory of CHARLES SCALES who died 11 January 1928 aged 75 years and of ELLEN his wife who died 16 September 1946 aged 93 years. Resting where no shadows fall. **To see a much larger image of Charles & Ellen's uncovered headstone, click on the right hand image above. In 2014 Fenland District Council agreed terms for a 30 year lease to the Wisbech Society, including the care of the chapel and memorials to become effective when funding for the project has been obtained. An application was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the renovation of the chapel and the initial costs for its use as a public study/learning amenity. Charles & Ellen Scales Wisbech General Cemetery including a searchable database of the cemetery's Burial Records. The Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery Facebook page. The Grave Stone Photos site holds 274 grave and 606 person records for the cemetery. Findagrave BillionGraves The General Cemetery ~ many photographs on Geograph Churches & Chapels Index Home Page & Site Index Contact Details - if you think you have any information that will help me with my research and these webpages
And don't forget to sign my Guest Book before you leave!
This page created 6 May 2020 Updated 14:31 09/05/2020