About this Event
This is a FREE event for members of Undercliffe Cemetery Charity. Please only book a ticket if you are a member. One ticket per member.
Bradford’s population grew from fewer than 10,000 inhabitants at the beginning of the nineteenth-century to well over 100,000 souls by 1850. Small wonder therefore that William Cudworth, the Bradford historian, referred to the opening of Undercliffe Cemetery in 1854 as “a most desirable boon.”
This talk traces the early history of Undercliffe Cemetery; its popularity; and its demise in the 1970s when the Bradford Cemetery Company was declared insolvent. It recounts public spirited efforts to save and preserve the cemetery, and discusses the ongoing work and activities of the Undercliffe Cemetery Charity.
In recent years the hard-working grounds volunteers and the industrious voluntary research team members have unearthed (pun intended!) several interesting memorials and stories connected with the cemetery’s ‘inhabitants’. These will be touched upon, and Members will be invited to ask questions throughout the talk.
As we do not know if any restrictions will be in place in August regarding gathering indoors, we are taking the precaution of limiting the number that can attend to fifteen and asking all those that do attend to take precautions by using face masks and hand sanitiser, along with social distancing.