The Masons Blog

Stories, help and advice about our cemeteries and services.

STOCKPORT COUNCIL CEMETERIES

There are five Stockport Council cemeteries and one crematorium The crematorium is at Stockport cemetery, where the local authority's bereavement services are based. Stockport cemetery first opened in 1838 and still has space for new burials. It contains a number of...

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HEART SHAPED HEADSTONES

Heart shaped headstones have become increasingly popular in cemeteries in recent decades. They have their origins in the Sacred Heart of Christ which to Roman Catholics demonstrates his divine love of humanity. However they also have their relevance in a secular age,...

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TRAFFORD COUNCIL CEMETERIES

There are five Trafford Council cemeteries and one crematorium. The cemeteries are at Dunham Lawn, Hale, Sale, Stretford and Urmston, while Altrincham Crematorium is at Dunham Massey, next to Dunham Lawn cemetery. As with most other local authorities, graves cost more...

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HAPPY 110TH BIRTHDAY TO ALBERTI, LUPTON & CO

Alberti, Lupton & Co has celebrated its 110th birthday this month. It was in November 1911 that William Lupton, went into partnership with the Alberti brothers to form Alberti, Lupton & Co. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength with five...

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MANCHESTER COUNCIL CEMETERIES

There are five cemeteries that are managed by Manchester City Council - Blackley, General (Harphurey), Gorton, Phillips Park and Southern. The oldest of the Manchester council cemeteries is General (Harphurey) Cemetery. This was first opened as a private burial ground...

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LAWN MEMORIALS

Lawn memorials are by far the most common type of headstone that we provide at Alberti Lupton & Co. The reason for this is quite simple, being that the majority of local authorities impose restrictions on memorial size so it is easier to maintain cemeteries....

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SALFORD CEMETERIES

SALFORD CEMETERIES

There are four local authority-run Salford cemeteries. They are at Agecroft, Peel Green, Swinton and Weaste. The first two of these also have crematoria where an average of 1,800 cremations a year are carried out. New burial plots can be purchased in all four...

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MILL LANE CEMETERY CHEADLE

Mill Lane Cemetery in Cheadle is the newest of the five cemeteries maintained by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It opened in 1993 and has plots available for both regular burials and interment of cremated remains. Characterised by broad lawns, Mill Lane...

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