It’s natural to think of cemeteries (graveyards) as sad places. You might even find them a bit creepy. But let’s look at them another way: Sheffield’s cemeteries tell the story of our city and the people who’ve lived here. They’re peaceful, green spaces too. So, a cemetery can be a great place to explore and learn.
Ready to explore?
Visit the City Road or the General cemetery. What’s the oldest grave you can find? What does it tell you about life in the city at that time?
Find a grave that you think is interesting. Do a bit of research about that person if you can. What sort of life do think they led? Write a story or a poem about them, or draw a picture and share online using #sheffieldcemetery