I have always been fascinated by the tranquil beauty of our churchyards and cemeteries. The memorials placed there by family and friends are a direct link to those who went before us. They give an often touching glimpse into lives which would otherwise be forgotten.
Stone memorials are long lasting and often tell the story of a community. But they don’t last forever, and inscriptions are lost over time, or stones are removed because they become dangerous to passers by.
Here, I hope to record those memorials visible today, to preserve a transcript of the inscriptions, and an image of the stone.
Recording memorials is a time consuming task, and I’m grateful to all those who have been kind enough to photograph and record the images which are included here. Contributions are always welcome if you are passing and have the time to take a few pictures, preferably in a way the inscriptions are legible.
I have tried to research the names on the memorials below, so that we know at least a minimum about the families concerned. The maiden names of married women have been used where I can trace them. Otherwise, the married name is marked with an asterix.
The memorials are organised according to location, and you can filter each site by clicking the appropriate button. Otherwise, you can search by family name to locate memorials across all locations.
Digital Memorial Space
You can make personal tributes and share them with family and friends wherever they are. Not only will you be honouring the memory of your loved ones. You will be preserving the history and heritage of the community.
Ann AddyC1842 - 1909
In Loving Memory of Ann the beloved wife of Joseph Hill (of Eastmoor) who died Sep 25th 1909 aged 67 years
In my hand no price I bring Simply to thy cross I cling
Also Joseph Hill Died April 19 1925 aged 87 years
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
In memory of
Eleanor Gertrude Addy
Dau of Thomas & Mary Addy
Died Sept 16, 1879 aged 2yrs 4mo & 24days
Died Oct 1, 1905 aged 59 yrs
Native of Derbyshire England
Nearer my God to thee
Wife of Thomas Addy, died 7 Oct 1919 aged 74 years
Eliza AdlingtonC1846 - 1925
In loving memory of Elias Hall of Eastmoor, died 1st March 1919 aged 75 years.
Also Eliza his beloved wife, died Feb 27th 1925 aged 82 years.
John AdlingtonC1895 - 1916
14560 Private J Adlington Notts and Derby Regiment
26th May 1916
In loving memory of
In loving memory of
Frank AndersonC1924 - 1973
In loving memory of a dear husband and father Frank Anderson Died April 6th 1973 Aged 49 years
"I'll always hold you in my heart"
Also a dear wife, mum and nanna Beatrice Elsie Anderson Died June 9th 2014 Aged 85 years
Ada Anstell1897 - 1972
In loving memory of William Henry Walton who died Jan 3rd 1949 aged 69 years
Also Joseph Walton who died Feb 5th 1954 aged 23 years
Also Ada Ann Walton, died July 17th 1972 aged 74 years
Edward AnthonyC1816 - 1881
William son of Edward and Ellen Anthony who died March 22 1868 aged 22 Years.
Also of the above named Edward Anthony who died August 3rd 1881 Aged 65 Years.
Also of the above named Ellen Anthony who died November 8th 1886 aged 61 Years.
Opened in 1919 to meet the needs of a fast growing community at a time when churchyards were fully occupied
Brampton, St Thomas
Consecrated in 1832 to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population of the Old Brampton parish.
The new parish was created from the Eastern part of Old Brampton and part of the parish of Chesterfield.