The Friends
History of Cemetery
Cemetery Plan
The Chapel
War Memorials
One of the Few
Local Sea Disasters
Captain Turner
Captain Lord
Agnes Ethel Dinwoodie
Captain Johnson
The Lighthouse Keeper
The Wallasey Hermit
The Staps
Anderson Vault


History of the Cemetery

In December, 1876 a committee was formed to select a site for a municipal cemetery in Wallasey.  The decision depended upon the suitability of the soil and fifteen sites were surveyed, including Mill Lane, Grove Road and Seabank Road.  At least eight different sites were seriously considered.  Nearly two years later three sites, at Manor House, Earlston and the land at the Grammar School, were still in the running.  They ranged in value from ten to eleven thousand pounds.  Eventually, the Earlston site was chosen and the cemetery officially opened in 1883, after completion in 1882.