The cemetery is more like a local park now, thanks to good work by the council and volunteers. It attracts dog-walkers and the occasional person pursuing family history. The one burial I did there caught people by surprise and I still remember people hurrying out of the way as our little procession went down the main path. They were genuinely surprised to see a burial in a graveyard!
Just every now and then I spot something interesting in there. A headstone with some music manuscript etched on it, an entertainer from Japan buried in a corner of Lancashire. This stone caught my eye one day.
The first bit of the inscription is written in the first person, by Edith about her husband, Oswald. Nearly 52 years later, she was buried on the same spot - the inscription changes to 3rd person. There's a story there.