Grave of the Victims of the Fire at Wellington Mills

Stoney Royd Cemetery

The grave of the victims of the fire at Wellington Mills [1873] in Stoney Royd Cemetery


In Affectionate Remembrance
daughter of
Thomas and Sarah Lee
aged 18
Also of Elizabeth daughter of
Enoch and Mary Ann Jowett
aged 13
Also of Elizabeth daughter of
Edward and Maria Stott
aged 13
Also of Margaret Ellen daughter of
John and Mary Emma Morton
aged 10
Also of Annie daughter of
Thomas and Mary Ann Dawson
aged 8

A separate inscription reads

I am the Resurrection and the Life
Oh! tenderly tread as this tomb you pass
Bend not a blade of the Zephyr kiss'd grass
Memory doth mourn o'er its bright green spears
Bedew'd are its roots with sorrows sad tears
Sweetly, and low be the prayers you would say
For the flow'rets fair that beneath it lay
To Heaven, the Angels your thoughts shall bear
Where the mill maids rest from toil and care

[Taken in 2011]

This image [DP36.JPG] was kindly submitted by Darrell Prest

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 16:13 / 19th December 2022 / 3272

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