Bolton Cemetery Records now online

Bolton Cemetery Records now online

File:Circus Lion Tamer.jpgBolton Council Cemeteries are the latest addition to the DeceasedOnline collection of genealogy databases. The Lancashire council have 7 cemeteries and 1 crematorium in their care and the records for these burial grounds have been scanned by DeceasedOnline.

The first to go online is Tonge Cemetery which is the largest cemetery in the area with the others going online before Christmas.

The total collection comprises

  • Astley Bridge Cemetery, opened 1884
  • Blackrod Cemetery, opened 1887
  • Farnworth Cemetery, opened 1876
  • Heaton Cemetery, opened 1879
  • Horwich (Ridgemont) Cemetery, opened 1928
  • Tonge Cemetery, opened 1856
  • Westhaughton Cemetery, opened 1858
  • Overdale Crematorium, opened 1954

The collection will include scans of burial registers, photographs of memorials and headstones and grave location maps. All very family history useful material.

Tonge cemetery includes details of two interesting inhabitants ! The first is Fred Dibnah the well known TV personality and Thomas McCarte a one armed lion tamer and yes he lost his arm during an unfortunate encounter with a lion !

DeceasedOnline is a Pay To View website, but in my opinion is well worth the money.


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