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TG2408 :: Memorial for Beryl Cushion

Taken 2 months ago by Evelyn Simak near Norwich, Norfolk, England

Memorial for Beryl Cushion by Evelyn Simak
Memorial for Beryl Cushion

The memorial was created by JR Childs, stone and marble masons at Chapelfield and monumental masons at Rose Lane. See also > LinkExternal link. The inscription (on left) reads: In loving memory of Beryl Evelyn the beloved daughter of Alfred and Gladys Cushion Born 6th September 1913 Died 9th November 1916 Cause of death as stated on the certificate was an inflammation of the left-middle ear and subsequently meningitis followed by a coma. See also > LinkExternal link. Her brother Jack Alfred is also buried here. William Cushion is listed in Hunt's 1850 Norfolk Directory as a timber merchant based in Chapelfield Road, but the business is documented to have been established in 1830. In Harrod's 1863 directory, the business address is given as Lothian Street, Heigham, and in Eyre's Norwich directory dating from 1883, Alfred and W Cushion are listed as timber and deal merchants with addresses at Lower Westwick and Orchard Streets. Jarrold's 1896 directory still lists A & W Cushion as timber and deal merchants with sawing and moulding mills at the same address. At that time, Alfred Cushion lived at 58 Unthank Road. Known as St Benedict's Mill, by the early 1900s the Cushion's sawmill was still expanding until the works occupied the whole area, extending from Lothian Street in the south to Heigham Street in the north, Barn Road in the east, and Orchard Street in the west. Amazingly, the company is still in business as timber merchants at the same location > LinkExternal link and trading under the same name. Established in 1830, more than 180 years ago, the company has obviously moved with the times and currently supplies an extensive range of timber and timber-related products to both the trade and the DIY market. Presently, A&W Cushion are the only specialist hardwood merchants in the area.
Rosary Road Cemetery, Norwich
The main entrance to this Grade II* listed cemetery is on Rosary Road > LinkExternal link. A gate provides access for pedestrians only from Telegraph Lane East > LinkExternal link. The Rosary was the first non-denominational cemetery in the UK and also the earliest garden cemetery in England. It was established in 1819 by Thomas Drummond, a nonconformist minister. Claims according to which the Rosary is predated by the no longer existing Dissenters' cemetery in Rusholme Road, Manchester, are incorrect as indeed the records confirm that the latter was opened in 1821, two years after the Rosary, although the first burial in the Rosary did indeed take place in 1821. The area of land comprising the Rosary - situated at the western end of the Thorpe Ridge and falling gently from north to east and south to west, with a more dramatic, terraced cross slope in the southern section descending from the high ground in the south-east towards the chapel - had formerly been in use as a market garden, and presents a broad green open space between the housing areas to the south and the playing fields of the Telegraph Lane schools to the north. The cemetery chapel > LinkExternal link was constructed in 1879 and is said to be the finest work of architect Edward Boardman > LinkExternal link. Tragically, the first interment at the Rosary was Drummond's wife Ann who died in childbirth aged 41 > LinkExternal link. The cemetery has a number of literary links. The novelist Ralph Hale Mottram, for instance, is buried here in the family plot > LinkExternal link. He was Lord Mayor of Norwich and also the last chairman of the trustees of the cemetery before it was entrusted to Norwich Corporation in 1956. A number of Norwich School painters > LinkExternal link are also buried in the Rosary, as are a number of railway employees such as the train driver John Prior and the fireman James Light, both killed in the disastrous 1874 Thorpe rail accident > LinkExternal link. A great number of interesting gravestones and memorials, such as the cast iron monument of Jeremiah Cozens > LinkExternal link and made by Thomas Dixon's foundry in Norwich, can be found on the 13 acres (53,000 square metres) of the cemetery. The only mausoleum in the cemetery is that of the eye surgeon Emanuel Cooper > LinkExternal link. An extension adjacent to the old part (referred to as the lower cemetery) in the north-east and bounded by Telegraph Lane East, was opened in 1924 > LinkExternal link on land formerly owned by Isaac Coaks. This new part or upper cemetery was laid out according to the advice received from Captain Sandys-Winsch, the then head of the council parks department and the designer of Eaton Park, Wensum Park, Waterloo Park, and Heigham Park in Norwich. The Rosary came under the control of the Norwich Corporation in 1954 and it is estimated that about 18,500 people have been buried there since 1821. The year 2019 is a landmark date for the Rosary Cemetery in that it was established 200 years ago in 1819. Graves of interest - be they members of Norwich's thriving Victorian merchant community, leaders of industry, bankers, eminent surgeons, painters, writers, preachers, or ordinary working people, they all have a story to tell. Reverend John Alexander, founder of the Church of Christ - LinkExternal link Robert George Bagshaw, paper manufacturer - LinkExternal link William Bane, Great Eastern Railway auditor - LinkExternal link John Barker, circus proprietor - LinkExternal link John Blue, master of permanent ways at Thorpe Station - LinkExternal link Edward Boardman, architect- LinkExternal link Horatio Bolingbroke, textile manufacturer - LinkExternal link Leonard George Bolingbroke, Registrar of the Diocese - LinkExternal link Thomas Brightwell, solicitor, deacon and entomologist - LinkExternal link William Nathaniel Bullard, taylor - LinkExternal link John Stolworthy Buttifant, millwright and engineer - LinkExternal link Henry Chamberlin, manufacturer and founder of Chamberlin's department store - LinkExternal link Sir George Chamberlin, Chamberlin's of Norwich - LinkExternal link Isaac Bugg Coaks, solicitor - LinkExternal link Ethel Mary Colman, England's first female Lord Mayor - LinkExternal link Jeremiah James Colman, mustard manufacturer - LinkExternal link Alan Cozens-Hardy Colman, son of Jeremiah James Colman, died on a Nile boat - LinkExternal link Charles Collerson, railway worker at Thorpe station - LinkExternal link Dr Emanuel Cooper, eye surgeon - LinkExternal link John Copeman JP, grocer and provisions merchant - LinkExternal link Jeremiah Cozens, land owner and farmer - LinkExternal link Sydney Cozens-Hardy, solicitor - LinkExternal link William Howard Dakin, Dakin & Co, tea, coffee and spice merchants - LinkExternal link Donald Dalrymple, Magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk - LinkExternal link Leslie Davenport, a member of the Norwich Twenty Group of painters - LinkExternal link Britiffe Edmund Dew, the Rosary's first cemetery superintendent - LinkExternal link Thomas Dixon, iron foundry - LinkExternal link Henry Drane, proprietor of 'The Telegraph' Norwich to London stagecoach - LinkExternal link Thomas Drummond, founder of the Rosary Cemetery - LinkExternal link Randle Egmore, missionary to the Norwich poor - LinkExternal link William Freeman JP, artist, carver, gilder and looking glass manufacturer - LinkExternal link Josiah Fletcher, printer, newspaper editor and manager - LinkExternal link Robert Govett MA, founder of the Surrey Chapel - LinkExternal link George Grout, crape manufacturer and silk merchant - LinkExternal link Richard Hanbury Gurney, member of the Gurney (banking) family - LinkExternal link William Harmer, founder of Harmer's clothing factory - LinkExternal link Thomas Thurlow Harrison, a soldier of many wars - LinkExternal link Henry Housego, painter - LinkExternal link Hines Family, engineering and tool works - LinkExternal link Frederick William Hubbard, train driver who averted a railway disaster - LinkExternal link James Hughes, was awarded a medal in the French Revolutionary Wars - LinkExternal link Samuel Jarrold, booksellers, publishers and printers - LinkExternal link Thomas Jarrold, member of the Jarrold family - LinkExternal link Isaac and William Jecks, timber merchants and ship owners - LinkExternal link John Berney Ladbrooke, acclaimed landscape painter - LinkExternal link James Light, steam locomotive fireman killed in the Thorpe rail crash - LinkExternal link Thomas Martineau, manufacturer of textiles - LinkExternal link Ralph Hale Mottram, novelist and banker - LinkExternal link William Parker, inspector at Thorpe Station - LinkExternal link Hannah, William and Martha Petch, Norwich boatbuilders - LinkExternal link Arthur Robert Pickerell, probably the smallest monument in the Rosary - LinkExternal link John Prior, locomotive engine driver killed in the Thorpe rail crash - LinkExternal link 16th The Queen's Lancers - LinkExternal link Frederick Ringer, aka The King of Nagasaki - LinkExternal link Thomas Edward Scrutton, Lord Justice of Appeal - LinkExternal link James Sillett, landscape painter and still life artist - LinkExternal link Thomas Osborn Springfield, manufacturer and silk merchant - LinkExternal link Joseph Stanley, stone and marble masons - LinkExternal link James, Michael and William Stark, landscape painter and dyers - LinkExternal link Francis Sutton, analytical chemist - LinkExternal link Six infants of the Robertson Family - LinkExternal link Seven young children of the Howard Family - LinkExternal link John Odin Howard Taylor, solicitor, accomplished chess player and author of two books - LinkExternal link John Thirtle, watercolour artist - LinkExternal link Jacob Henry Tillett, co-founder of the 'Norfolk News' newspaper - LinkExternal link Robert Tillyard, proprietor of a leather-currying business - LinkExternal link Robert Elliot Thorns, ironmonger, scalemaker and founder of Thorns in Norwich - LinkExternal link John Venning, a merchants' representative in St Petersburg - LinkExternal link Robert Webster, first chairman of the Norwich City Football Club - LinkExternal link William Webster, General Sir RJ Harvey's coachman - LinkExternal link Hannah Weeds, housekeeper of John Odin Howard Taylor of Pine Banks - LinkExternal link Corporal George White, survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade - LinkExternal link Sir George White, partner in Howlett and White, shoe manufacturers - LinkExternal link William Wilde Snr and Jnr, Coroner of Norwich and High Bailiff of Norfolk - LinkExternal link Isaac Wiseman, textile and wine merchant - LinkExternal link George Robert Womack, clothier, killed in the Thorpe rail crash - LinkExternal link Tom Wright, artist and writer - LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square TG2408
Subject Lat/Long 52.626746,1.315339 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Norwich, Norfolk, England
Photographer Evelyn Simak
Taken 20190311 201903 2019 (about 2 months ago)
Submitted 2019-03-12
Snippet Rosary Road Cemetery, Norwich ·
Context City, Town centre · Burial ground, Crematorium ·
Group William Williams ·

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