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Books and Burial CD for Sale

We have a selection of books and a burial record CD available (see details below) related to our work.

You can pay for your order using your debit/credit card through PayPal (no account needed!) by clicking the “Add to Cart” buttons below. Please be aware that clicking an “Add to Cart” button will open up a new browser page where you can view and adjust your shopping cart and checkout your order. The cost of postage and packaging is automatically added to the total.

We aim to get all book orders to the post office each Thursday. If you require your order urgently please let us know and we’ll try our best to get it out to you swiftly. For orders outside the UK, please contact us for postage costs to your country if you are outside the United Kingdom.

If you wish to pay by cheque then please make it payable to Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.

Please add the cost of postage and packaging to your order -

  • 1st Book add £1.95, each subsequent book add £0.50

  • 1st CD add £1.05, each subsequent CD add £0.30

Include your name, address and contact telephone number with your order and send to –

Sheffield General Cemetery Trust,
The Gatehouse,
Cemetery Avenue,
Sheffield S11 8NT

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Remote and Undisturbed – Jane Horton    A brief history of the Sheffield General Cemetery   The Trust’s best selling book was completely revised and updated in 2014. It traces the history of the Cemetery from its Victorian heyday through its decline and dereliction to its eventual restoration into the popular Cemetery Park of today. The architecture of the buildings and landscape are detailed and the role of eminent designers, Samuel Worth, Robert Marnock and William Flockton. Famous Sheffield people buried here are highlighted. The book outlines the development of cemeteries and gives an insight into Victorian social history.  Illustrated with over 40 photographs, archive drawings and maps.   Price £7.95

Remote and Undisturbed – Jane Horton

A brief history of the Sheffield General Cemetery

The Trust’s best selling book was completely revised and updated in 2014. It traces the history of the Cemetery from its Victorian heyday through its decline and dereliction to its eventual restoration into the popular Cemetery Park of today. The architecture of the buildings and landscape are detailed and the role of eminent designers, Samuel Worth, Robert Marnock and William Flockton. Famous Sheffield people buried here are highlighted. The book outlines the development of cemeteries and gives an insight into Victorian social history.

Illustrated with over 40 photographs, archive drawings and maps.

Price £7.95

She Lived Unknown – Julia Duggleby and Jean Lees   This is a celebration of the lives of women buried in the General Cemetery. The book focuses on poverty, the history of nursing and the way women are symbolised in the Cemetery. Women of action, and scandal, are featured and a map included to locate the graves.   Price £2.95

She Lived Unknown – Julia Duggleby and Jean Lees

This is a celebration of the lives of women buried in the General Cemetery. The book focuses on poverty, the history of nursing and the way women are symbolised in the Cemetery. Women of action, and scandal, are featured and a map included to locate the graves.

Price £2.95

 
Danger and Despair – Jane Horton   Originally compiled and illustrated by Jane Horton for the Friends of the General Cemetery and revised by the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.  The stories reprinted in this book give a fascinating picture of Victorian life through the vivid descriptions of untimely death. Drawn from the burial record of Sheffield’s principal burial ground, the General Cemetery, these are tales of tragic accidents, rejected love, deep despair and sometimes plain foolishness.  The book contains maps that will help you locate the graves of those whose stories are told here.   Price £7.95

Danger and Despair – Jane Horton

Originally compiled and illustrated by Jane Horton for the Friends of the General Cemetery and revised by the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.

The stories reprinted in this book give a fascinating picture of Victorian life through the vivid descriptions of untimely death. Drawn from the burial record of Sheffield’s principal burial ground, the General Cemetery, these are tales of tragic accidents, rejected love, deep despair and sometimes plain foolishness.

The book contains maps that will help you locate the graves of those whose stories are told here.

Price £7.95

Dead Good – Alan Brown
Illustrated by Caroline Firenza

A beautifully illustrated children’s history book (recommended for 8 to 12 years) which gives a glimpse into the lives of children and people in Victorian Sheffield. Some experiences are funny, some scary and some very sad. All the stories are about people buried in Sheffield historic Cemetery.

Price £4.95

A Geological Trail    Discover the General Cemetery’s varied geology  in this handy booklet, which takes you on a guided tour indicating stones used in the historic building, monuments and graves.   £1.50

A Geological Trail

Discover the General Cemetery’s varied geology in this handy booklet, which takes you on a guided tour indicating stones used in the historic building, monuments and graves.

£1.50

“A life too soon done”  - Sheffield General Cemetery and The Great War Our latest book featuring the lives of over 100 Sheffield men who fought during The Great War and are commemorated at the General Cemetery in now available to purchase.  “A life too soon done” – words inscribed on the family grave of a serviceman killed in th`e First World War. This book features over a hundred such men from Sheffield who served and died in that War. They are either buried in the Sheffield General Cemetery or commemorated on family graves there. Old photographs and details of a man’s age (often not more than a boy), his job, his mother and father, wife or children and the street where he lived let us see real people in real places. Service and medical records reveal their short and tragic life histories.  Extensive research by volunteers at Sheffield’s historic cemetery has produced this well illustrated, detailed and moving insight into the lives of individual Sheffield people in the Great War.   Price £7.95

“A life too soon done” - Sheffield General Cemetery and The Great War Our latest book featuring the lives of over 100 Sheffield men who fought during The Great War and are commemorated at the General Cemetery in now available to purchase.

“A life too soon done” – words inscribed on the family grave of a serviceman killed in th`e First World War. This book features over a hundred such men from Sheffield who served and died in that War. They are either buried in the Sheffield General Cemetery or commemorated on family graves there. Old photographs and details of a man’s age (often not more than a boy), his job, his mother and father, wife or children and the street where he lived let us see real people in real places. Service and medical records reveal their short and tragic life histories.

Extensive research by volunteers at Sheffield’s historic cemetery has produced this well illustrated, detailed and moving insight into the lives of individual Sheffield people in the Great War.

Price £7.95

This CD  contains the names, dates of death, dates of burial and ages of all 87,000 burials at the General Cemetery. The data is in Microsoft Excel format and the disc contains Microsoft Excel reader software if you don’t have Microsoft Office.   Please Note –  The data does not include the burial plot locations. Our search team are more than happy to provide individual plot locations on request free of charge to customers who purchase a CD.   Price £12.00 including VAT

This CD contains the names, dates of death, dates of burial and ages of all 87,000 burials at the General Cemetery. The data is in Microsoft Excel format and the disc contains Microsoft Excel reader software if you don’t have Microsoft Office.

Please Note – The data does not include the burial plot locations. Our search team are more than happy to provide individual plot locations on request free of charge to customers who purchase a CD.

Price £12.00 including VAT