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By Alan Morgan
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DescriptionAlan Morgan's Beyond the Grave explores over 30 last resting places in and around Newcastle - parish churchyards, municipal cemeteries, private burial grounds. Some have vanished altogether - though their occupants may still be there beneath the busy city streets. Alan has investigated their histories, and the occasionally strange stories of their various residents, from famous shipbuilders and engineers to the inventor of the kipper. Beyond the Grave includes plans of the larger cemeteries to help readers who wish to explore them, a brief history of burial practices through the ages, and an explanation of the symbols that often decorate the elaborate memorials of the past. This book is a companion to Alan Morgan's immensely popular A Fine and Private Place, which focuses on the remarkable story of that 'Highgate of the North', Jesmond Old Cemetery. To read some stories from Beyond the Grave click here This book won a prestigious Alan Ball Local History Award in 2005. The judges commented : "This is a nicely-produced and well-illustrated small book, providing concise information on many famous and less well-known people buried in Newcastle cemeteries."
Supported by Strettle of Newcastle Ltd.
No of pages Hardback/softback180 pages, softback
ISBN NoISBN 1-857951-020-6
Other Titles By This Author:
A Fine and Private Place
Bygone Jesmond Dene
Bygone Lower Ouseburn
Bygone Sandyford and Cradlewell