Filled an hour last week looking around the cemeteries in Stowmarket. I decided go and have another search for my Grandad and Grandma's grave (on Mum's side of family) . My Grandad died in around 1967 and Grandma in 1988 and I know I went to Grandmas burial. In 2017 Col and I went there when we first moved back to Mid Suffolk to look for the grave but despite walking up and down then and again last week I still couldn't find it but I do now have the phone number of someone from the council who has records of where people are buried so will try again sometime.
I had no trouble finding this little grave of the Uncle I never knew as he died in 1949 at aged just 4, six years before I was born. His name was also Colin and he had Leukemia, no treatments for that in those days. When I was little we often walked here from my Grandmas house to put flowers on the grave.
And at the same time we would put flowers on the grave of the Dad I never knew, killed in a motorcycle accident months before I was born.
The old cemetery is across the road
from the part where my relatives are buried but we used to take a short cut through it on the way to the newer bit. This older part was opened in 1855 but abandoned and closed in 1901 and I'd not been for 60 years at a guess. It's now maintained by the town council as a urban wildlife area. There was no one about when I looked round except several robins and blackbirds
I knew there was one old chapel in the grounds but surprised to find there are two.... wonder why?