Thursday, 3rd April 2014
This patch of green on Station Road, Swinton was formerly a church graveyard. In fact some of the gravestones have been laid flat to form footpaths across the site. As Salford City Council now owns this site, a request was made to the Friends to "adopt" it. The Friends decided that we should include St Paul's Methodist Church graveyard as part of the Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust. Interestingly, one of the gravestones at St Paul's refers to a Rueben Banks, a Miner who perished in the Clifton Hall Colliery Disaster of June 1885, which killed 128 men and boys.