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Undercliffe Cemetery Trail

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Welcome to the Undercliffe Cemetery Trail

We hope you are enjoying finding the 20 information boards placed around this green space.

The first information board was made in partnership with children from Peel Park Primary School and their history teacher, Harjyot Hayer, in 2023. The children had guided tours of the Cemetery, and a visit to the school by a Victorian lady and gentleman. Charity Trustees in costume, Mr Jackson and Ms Ambler, answered questions about the early days of Undercliffe Cemetery and why it was needed in the 1850s.

At the end of the project, the pupils talked about what information they would like to see in the Cemetery for children. They decided on a ‘Spot the Monument’ task; Fun Facts, and a Quiz requiring some detective work around the site. The result was the Children’s Discovery Board.

The answers to the quiz in the ‘Fun Facts’ sections are:

1/ There are over 123,000 people buried here.

2/ The tallest monument is Joseph Smith’s at the end of the Promenade, with the view across Bradford. It is over 10 metres high.

3/ The area where the gravestones are laid flat is the Quaker Section. It can be found to the east of the Lodge near the wall by Undercliffe Old Road. The stones are laid flat to show the Quaker belief that no person is more important than any other. 

4/ The only building in the Cemetery is the Lodge which can be found at the Undercliffe Lane entrance. The Lodge was moved from Rooley Lane and re-built at the Cemetery. The stones were all numbered with chalk so that they could be built back in the same position as they were in the original building.

5/ The white monument on the Promenade is to Ann Barlow, ‘The White Lady’. She is holding a baby.

6/ The sovereign who was on the throne for longer than Queen Victoria was Queen Elizabeth II who died in 2022. She reigned for over 70 years.

We hope that you have had fun exploring the Cemetery. 

See you again soon!

Undercliffe Cemetery Charity

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