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NEW: You can now listen to Soldiers from the Hill, a ‘song for Wardsend’ written by committee member Malc Gibbons. Find out more here: Soldiers from the Hill

The “Friends of Wardsend Cemetery” group has been set up with the aim of promoting and preserving this historic Victorian cemetery.

Wardsend Cemetery has stood on its site by the River Don for the last 160 years. This cemetery is the last resting place of nearly 30,000 Sheffield and district people as well as military personnel from the nearby Sheffield (Hillsborough) Barracks. In the course of more than a century and a half, a wide variety of flora and fauna have also begun to call the cemetery home.

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Wardsend Cemetery Anniversary Event Saturday 22nd June 2019 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

The Friends of Wardsend Cemetery were delighted to be one of this year’s recipients of the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for our work with the local community.   Our current projects include local artists and writers working with Hillsborough Primary School, Burton Street Foundation and Drink Wise Age Well who will be exhibiting their … Continue reading Wardsend Cemetery Anniversary Event Saturday 22nd June 2019 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

William Whitehead – “Ye generation of vipers”

This open bible  is on the gravestone of William Whitehead, scripture reader for St Philip’s parish, who died in April 1910 Open bibles are common motifs on Wardsend gravestones. There are several just in the immediate surroundings of this grave. But these other examples are all similar to each other in design. The lettering in … Continue reading William Whitehead – “Ye generation of vipers”

Cousins at War

The many connections, by blood and by marriage, between the crowned heads of Europe are well known. Here are three grandsons of Queen Victoria: Tsar Nicholas II, King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II. But at all levels of society the countries of Northern Europe were linked by migration and naturalisation. When these countries went … Continue reading Cousins at War

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