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Offline MKG

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 20 May 09 20:14 BST (UK) »
I know nothing about this subject, but it occurs to me that if the P stands simply for plot, why did they bother with it at all? P103 would mean exactly the same thing as just 103, if you see what I mean.

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 20 May 09 20:49 BST (UK) »
that makes sense Mike  :D

What about asking at the cemetery, diggaman?
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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 20 May 09 21:17 BST (UK) »
well i work in the cemetery and no-one seems to know.
think i'll ring our bereavement services officer tomorrow and see if he has any ideas.

can see what you mean mike , but it has to stand for SOMETHING.
obviously some system they used , but if it wasn't logged anywhere in the office's then its not gonna be easy to find out , seeing as the people that came up with the idea are probably all IN the cemetery now.

its quite frustrating really , cos i've made a lot of studies into the cemetery , and pride myself with being able to answer most questions put to me by visitors etc ....

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 21 May 09 09:33 BST (UK) »
do the older burial registers show anything
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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 21 May 09 13:15 BST (UK) »
Could P have been an indication of that particular cemetery? After all, the masons may have been supplying stones for several different ones.

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 21 May 09 19:13 BST (UK) »
Had a look in the burial registers and there's no reference to it.

Mike - The cemetery starts with the letter "O" , but our local authority has 3 cemeteries that date from a similar period , and i've never noticed any of this in the others.  Never thought of it in that way before.
i'm really intrigued now !!! 

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 11 October 09 23:11 BST (UK) »
Which cemetery is it Diggaman?
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #16 on: Monday 12 October 09 07:30 BST (UK) »
Its "Oxbridge Lane" Cemetery in Stockton-on-Tees.
It dates from 1871 , and the graves in question are in the "older" areas.

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Re: The Letter "P" on gravestones.
« Reply #17 on: Monday 24 October 16 20:56 BST (UK) »
This has been puzzling me too. I recently visited Goole cemetery and there are several there with the P on them, sometimes alongside the stonemason's initials. I asked a local historian but she had no idea either. I shall keep an eye on this thread.