All burial and cremation records from Trafford Council can now be searched on Deceased Online
This week we completed the digitization of the burial and cremation records for Trafford Council in Greater Manchester. The final set of records to be uploaded to the database is for Altrincham Crematorium in Whitehouse Lane, Dunham Massey, Cheshire.
More recently, the crematorium was in the news when the musician, comedian and Frank Sidebottom creator, Chris Sievey (b. 1955) died penniless in June 2010, and his former collaborators and friends sought to raise funds to save him from a pauper’s funeral. Eventually, £21,631.55 was raised and Sievey’s funeral took place on 2 July 2010 at Altrincham Crematorium, not far from his home in Hale. Sievey continues to be remembered in the area and a bronze statue of his most famous creation, Frank Sidebottom, is due to be unveiled in nearby Timperley village on 23 June 2013.
As well as scans of the cremation registers, the site provides maps showing the locations where ashes were scattered. These maps are available for around half of the records.
|Map showing the Rose Garden, one of several different gardens in the Crematorium's grounds|
Thousands more records will be uploaded to the database in the coming weeks. Keep checking our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates!