33.41 – John Joseph, Mary, John, Sarah Ellen, and Charlotte Turner

This story was told as part of our “Dead for the Holidays” 2023 tour. I love this story for one main reason—John Turner was a teacher.  It seems he was not just any teacher, either… he was someone who was absolutely dedicated to his profession, and had an impact on many lives.  It is all …

53.59 – Hannah, Charles, Ernest, Elizabeth, William and Frank Helliwell

This is the story of the family of Young Helliwell, the founder of “Young Helliwell and Sons”, the picker manufacturer company based at Gauxholme. The “and Sons” part of the company name nearly didn’t happen; four of his six sons are buried here, along with his first wife and one of his two daughters. Hannah …

36a.36 – Ada Stephenson

Ada rests here between two Nothard family graves, but she’s no relation; not that we know of, anyway. Ada Stephenson was illegitimate, and her mother Hannah never pursued the unknown father in court, so his name never appears in any other public record. Frustratingly the digital scans for both Ada’s birth and death make it …

56.43 – Grace Eastwood, Betty, Susan and James Dawson, and William Albert Clewer

The relationships in this grave are complex, and figuring them out was complicated by the blended family unit that these people formed over decades. We’ve done our best here but there are still some questions. The Eastwoods here are Grace and Susan, but there’s a third Eastwood sister not named on this stone; Ellen, the …

29.24 – Elizabeth Ann and Charles William Lord, and Sutcliffe Fielden (previously unmarked)

This is another of our graves that was missed last time around, and that is linked to other graves within the yard. Who were these people? Elizabeth Ann Helliwell was born in 1863 to William and Hannah (Normington) Helliwell of Square, Walsden. Her baptism at St. Peter’s was on September 24th of that year and …