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WE HAVE A SELECTION OF BOOKS AND A BURIAL RECORD CD AVAILABLE (SEE DETAILS BELOW) RELATED TO OUR WORK.

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We aim to get all book orders to the post office each Thursday. If you require your order urgently please let us know and we’ll try our best to get it out to you swiftly. For orders outside the UK, please contact us for postage costs to your country if you are outside the United Kingdom.

If you wish to pay by cheque then please make it payable to Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.

Please add the cost of postage and packaging to your order –

  • 1st Book add £1.95, each subsequent book add £0.50
  • 1st CD add £1.05, each subsequent CD add £0.30

Include your name, address and telephone number with your order and send to –

Sheffield General Cemetery Trust,
The Gatehouse,
Cemetery Avenue,
Sheffield, S11 8NT

  • Ghost Reader by Nik Perring

    Illustrated by Ella Strickland de Souza

    Who is the mysterious Grey Girl floating round the Cemetery ? Will Ayala, Tomas and Grandpa Goran be able to help her and release the Victorian ghosts from their forgotten past ?

    A thrilling children’s ghost story set in the Cemetery and the surrounding streets of Sharrow.

    Produced in standard fiction paperback format with exciting pen and ink drawings to enhance the spooky tale.

    Recommended age 9 – 12 years.

    Price £6.99 Paperback

  • Remote and Undisturbed – Jane Horton

    A brief history of the Sheffield General Cemetery

    The Trust’s best selling book was completely revised and updated in 2014. It traces the history of the Cemetery from its Victorian heyday through its decline and dereliction to its eventual restoration into the popular Cemetery Park of today. The architecture of the buildings and landscape are detailed and the role of eminent designers, Samuel Worth, Robert Marnock and William Flockton. Famous Sheffield people buried here are highlighted. The book outlines the development of cemeteries and gives an insight into Victorian social history.

    Illustrated with over 40 photographs, archive drawings and maps.

    Price £7.95

  • Made in Sheffield - Victorian Cutlers and Metal Workers

    Made in Sheffield – words stamped and engraved on metal and cutlery for over 200 years : on massive steel castings from huge foundries and on delicate handmade knives, scissors and tools from the workshops of ‘little mesters’.

    A fascinating book about more than 50 people linked to the metal and cutlery industries : their families, inventions, philanthropy, business failures and successes.

    The lives of people “made of metal” who worked with metal are the stories behind the names on the gravestones.

    Over 60 photographs and illustrations.

    Price £7.99

  • Danger and Despair - Sudden death in Victorian Sheffield

    Life in a Victorian city often came to a sudden and tragic end. Gruesome industrial accidents and catastrophic horse carriage traffic incidents were common. Women and children died from severe burns after their voluminous clothes caught fire. Drownings, murders and suicides, rejected love and deep despair accounted for many other untimely deaths of people buried in Sheffield’s historic General Cemetery.

    The stories draw on the Cemetery’s burial records and contemporary newspaper and inquest reports and are written and illustrated by Jane Horton and volunteers for the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.

    Price £7.95 (Paperback)

  • Murder and Mishap - Sudden death in Victorian Sheffield

    Over forty more tales of unexpected deaths ! Tragic events involving gruesome murders, bolting horses and trampling sheep, whole families lost in the Dale Dyke Flood, shipwrecks (in Sheffield ?! ), illegal prize fighting, drunken disasters : they are all here.

    Shirley Baxter has been delving into the Cemetery’s records and researching the lives and tragic endings of people buried and commemorated in the Cemetery. Jane Horton has once again provided graphic illustrations.

    Price £7.95 paperback

  • She Lived Unknown - A celebration of women in the Sheffield General Cemetery

    Women’s lives and achievements have never been fully recorded and this is true even in death. Memorials and tomb stones often describe a man’s attributes and his work whereas a woman is usually noted simply as a mother, wife, widow or, worst of all, “relict” of some man.

    The gravestones of Sheffield’s historic General Cemetery have prompted research to reveal and celebrate many of the women buried there in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some lives reflect bleak poverty and scandal while others demonstrate success and fulfilment in business, campaigning and charity work.

    The stories draw on the Cemetery’s burial records and contemporary newspaper and inquest reports.

    Price £2.95 (Paperback)

  • “A life too soon done” Sheffield General Cemetery and The Great War

    “A life too soon done” – words inscribed on the family grave of a serviceman killed in th`e First World War. This book features over a hundred such men from Sheffield who served and died in that War. They are either buried in the Sheffield General Cemetery or commemorated on family graves there. Old photographs and details of a man’s age (often not more than a boy), his job, his mother and father, wife or children and the street where he lived let us see real people in real places. Service and medical records reveal their short and tragic life histories.

    Extensive research by volunteers at Sheffield’s historic cemetery has produced this well illustrated, detailed and moving insight into the lives of individual Sheffield people in the Great War.

    Price £7.95

  • Life stories of people from all over the world who came to Sheffield and are buried in the General Cemetery

    Read fascinating tales of an Italian circus, a German Music Hall operator, a Black American actor, German pork butchers, Polish aristocrats and exiles as well as people from France, Russia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and colonial Africa who worked as musicians and teachers or in the metal industries.

    Price £3.00

  • Recollections of a Former Occupant - Growing up in the Cemetery

    A Memoir by Robert Mills Storrie. 

    Robert Storrie was born in 1941, the son of the last manager of the Sheffield General Cemetery Company. They lived in the Company’s large house and office on Cemetery Road and Robert spent his childhood in the unique setting of the Cemetery as it became increasingly run down before finally closing in 1962.

    This fascinating personal account recalls his family and people such as the stone masons working on the site.  He describes the fun and thrills of a young boy’s  adventures playing around the chapels and graves.

    £3.00

  • Dead Good – Alan Brown Illustrated by Caroline Firenza

    A beautifully illustrated children’s history book (recommended for 8 to 12 years) which gives a glimpse into the lives of children and people in Victorian Sheffield. Some experiences are funny, some scary and some very sad. All the stories are about people buried in Sheffield historic Cemetery.

    Price £4.95

  • CD of 87,000 burials

    This physical CD contains the names, dates of death, dates of burial and ages of all 87,000 burials at the General Cemetery. The data is in Microsoft Excel format and the disc contains Microsoft Excel reader software if you don’t have Microsoft Office.

    Please Note – The data does not include the burial plot locations. Our search team are more than happy to provide individual plot locations on request free of charge to customers who purchase a CD.

    Price £10.00 + £2.00 VAT

  • Digital data

    PLEASE NOTE – the data will arrive soon after payment via a WeTransfer link to your email address.

    This digital data contains the names, dates of death, dates of burial and ages of all 87,000 burials at the General Cemetery. The data is in Microsoft Excel format

    The data does not include the burial plot locations. Our search team are more than happy to provide individual plot locations on request free of charge to customers who purchase this item.

    Price £10.00 + £2.00 VAT