Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Rediscovering Cheetham .............. nu 4 St Luke's churchyard and Mr Boddy

We all have a favourite graveyard picture.

It will either be one we have taken or fallen across and sometimes there will also be a story behind it.

This I think will be one of Andy Robertson’s favourites.

He took it on a recent expedition to Cheetham Hill Road.

We are in St Luke’s..

The church was opened in 1839 and closed in 1981 and amongst the gravestones was this one which caught Andy’s interest He was he says drawn to it because “lone gravestone seemed to be staring back at me. In 1881 Mr Boddy was a baker across the way in Rochdale Road.

He died, 1892, in Barkers Lane, Washway Road, Sale having left nearly £4000. In 1891, three of his children were bakers in Cheetham.”

Andy also found a nice picture of the church dating from 1866 but that as they say is for another time.

Pictures; St Lukes’ Cheetham Hill Road, 2015, from the collection of Andy Robertson

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