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Photographer: © Bill Johnson (Gallery)(21st June 2012)
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Beckett Street Cemetery Leeds

The cemetery consisted of 16 acres, split into two areas, one for Anglicans and one for Dissenters. Dissenters being, loosely, non-anglicans. Each section had its own entrance from Beckett Street, lodge and mortuary, although the chapels were demolished in the 1960s. In 1849, 1600 victims of the cholera epidemic were buried in the cemetery. The cemetery also holds 71 war graves. By 1984 the cemetery was under threat of clearance by the City Council, but a management scheme involving low-key maintenance and encouragement of wildlife has now been adopted with support from the local Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery.

A picture of: Leeds, West Yorkshire ( More pictures of Leeds by Bill Johnson )

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Camera Make: Sony Ericsson Model: K510i

Date/Time Creation: June 19, 2012, 10:24 am

ImageID:1153437, Image size: 640 x 480 pixels

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Comment by Lynne Leflore(16th July 2012)

Thanks for sharing, as I'm a genealogy nut. Does anyone else here have that interest???

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