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Salford Collection: Sir Charles Hallé in Weaste Cemetery

This week we continue our series on Weaste Cemetery in Salford by looking at the burial record of one of its most famous inhabitants, Sir Charles Hallé Sir Charles Hallé (1819-1895)   is among the notable Victorians buried in Weaste Cemetery.   A musical prodigy from an early age, Hallé went on to found  Manchester's Hallé Orchestra  in 1858. The orchestra  continues playing today.  In 1891, he helped to found the Royal Manchester College of Music.   Hallé also invented a mechanical page-turner for pianists, which allowed manuscript pages to be turned using a foot mechanism;  a spectacle of wonder for Victorian people. Memorial to Sir Charles Hallé (1819-1895) Searching for Charles Hallé in the index on the Deceased Online database reveals the burial date (29 October 1895), authority (Salford City Council), and location (Weaste Cemetery, Salford (Greater Manchester). By clicking on his entry, you will discover the following details, including the exact gra

Weaste Cemetery in Salford, Greater Manchester now available on Deceased Online

The magnificent and historic Weaste Cemetery in  Salford , Greater Manchester, is now available to view on . We are delighted to share the latest addition to our Salford Collection with the burial records from Weaste Cemetery , one of the very first municipal Victorian cemeteries. Salford Corporation opened the cemetery in 1857 as it became clear that the parish churchyards were struggling for space to bury people. Like most Victorian municipal cemeteries, Weaste Cemetery was also designed as an area of leisure and recreation for Victorian city folk to escape their urban surroundings. Originally boasting landscaped gardens, four chapels, and a glazed summer house. Salford City Council has designed a heritage trail around this incredible cemetery and placed information panels near to noteworthy graves, including  Sir Charles Hallé (1819-1895) , the founder of  Manchester's Hallé Orchestra and   the Royal Manchester College of Music. You can read