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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 07 April 18 16:27 BST (UK) »
It was the cemetery where we were,the part where my maternal aunt is buried is just behind the
old office right near the main gates.
Round a corner ,quite hidden.
You go in the main gate, pass the old office and turn immediately left, the grave is again left ,quite near to the stone wall alongside Briscoe Lane.
We did not have time to visit the park on that occasion.Viktoria.

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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 07 April 18 17:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Viktoria

F474 NonCom is no where near the Briscoe Lane wall but down near the river.
Plots A,B & C along the wall are all CofE and really right up to the Main Riverdale Road entrance which drops you into the NonCom section.

NonCom indicated as F2 on the map

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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 07 April 18 19:47 BST (UK) »
You have mis- understood my post.
My grandparents and an uncle are in the Non- Conformist section F.The grave with Little Maggie`s grave behind it.
 I have the number and grave papers and receipt for the Funeral.
I said I was visiting an aunt`s grave when the syringes littered the place and the remains of a dog were lying about ,this is the section A near the Briscoe Lane entrance,behind the old offices which faced the lovely War Memorial.
Totally different graves and locations.
Grandparents and uncle in NonCon Fsection.
Aunt in A section( I did not say A in my post as I have just seen the map you kindly posted.}
But F is the first section I spoke of,not far from the bridge over The Medlock.
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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 07 April 18 20:22 BST (UK) »
Looking at the map I really feel there is an error.
I know the cemetery so well and my friends and I walked there often.
In addition my grandson had  a contract to straighten the headstones in the tiny Jewish cemetery
which was right at the end, up to Bank St which separated The Roman Catholic cemetery from the Protestant one.A tiny little Synagogue was there too.
That is the EEsection.
The map says section A3 is the Jewish cemetery but that is nowhere near where I know it was.
I lived on nearby Bradford Road after the war and when married on The Colony-a small housing development off Hulme Hall Lane so the park and cemetery were within a few minutes walk and I took my chlldren regularly.
It had always been a nice walk and Sunday afternoons after Sunday school my friends and I went  tyere right up to being teenagers.
If you went to BankSt you couldcross the Medlock there and it was a short cut to Ashton New Road where there was a shop which  sold food for hens.
My dad  and I went very often, dad kept hens.
He laughed one day when I asked why there was music on the graves in the little gated cemetery.
I had never seen Hebrew script,dad explained  it all.
I remember the fine chapels which were demolished,and had been used for funerals if people did not belong to a particular church or Chapel.
There was a babies` section near Hulme Hall lane which was removed when the stadium was erected.That was sad
.Paupers graves below the first part of the main through path,on the right. That is also where the soldier from Rorke`s drift was buried, "Zulu",the medical orderly.
He sold his medals through need.
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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 08 April 18 14:59 BST (UK) »
Googled another map,Ken and on that EE is the Jewish section.Where I remember it.

All the Cof E, Non Con and R.C are colour coded,the Jewish also.
There were also photographs of the Jewish cemetery ,but not the little synagogue, perhaps it too has been demolished.It is sad isn`t it.
Thanks for your help.Viktoria.

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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #32 on: Monday 09 April 18 12:55 BST (UK) »
The key on this map is an example to the reference system used to define the sections.
The Jewish section is marked as EE3 (bit small to see the number) that is just the strange way it was planned.

It is sad to see the demise of the last chapel in the CofE section yep all the rest have gone and the two gate houses were sold I believe one sold for a 1 just so it would get restored.

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Re: Headstones at Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester
« Reply #33 on: Monday 09 April 18 19:20 BST (UK) »
 I  noticed that but how silly when it could have been done correctly.
Thank you for that,I`ll sleep tonight now!  ;D
Cheerio, Viktoria  .