Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery

By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Oct 16 2017 08:33AM

Whilst on a trip to the UK, Angela Taylor from Warkworth, New Zealand decided to spend a few days in Halifax during which she paid a visit to Lister Lane Cemetery to find the graves of the Hudson family including that of former dyer Ehud Hanson (grave number 1860). Last Friday (13th October) afternoon, David Glover and Stuart Wilkinson members of the Friends group were on hand to show Angela around the cemetery and to tell her about its history and that of Halifax in general. Angela was so pleased with her visit that she decided to come back and help members with their Sunday morning clearance work in the cemetery.

From left to right: Angela with Jackie, Sue and Lynn
From left to right: Angela with Jackie, Sue and Lynn

By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Sep 21 2017 08:37AM

Firstly, patron of the Friends group, Hugh Crossley, 4th Baron Somerleyton paid a brief visit whilst in Halifax on Wednesday 20th September. He was shown around the cemetery by Vice-Chair, Stuart Wilkinson taking in the location of the Crossley family vault where Hugh's great, great granadfather, Sir Francis Crossley was buried in 1872.

(Photographs courtesy of Richard Robinson)

In front of the Crossley family memorial
In front of the Crossley family memorial

Secondly, an inquisitive but friendly crow showed an interest in the activity of one of the Friends volunteers who was retouching paint on a memorial inscription. The crow first made off with a paint brush but later came back to take a closer look.

(Photograph taken by Stuart Wilkinson)