Through 150 Years

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Lying behind the imposing walls of the Brighton General Cemetery, is a remarkable story of struggle and dominance over 150 years.  Weathered and worn, the walls have stood symbolically like a fortress to a city, foreboding yet silent, providing protection from controversy that has affected other cemetery trusts.

The history is more than just the story within the walls.  It is one entwined with the settlement and development of the district, the religious bodies who elected the Trustees, with the monumental masons and undertakers who plied their trade, the different levels of government, and with other cemeteries in the area. 

Until now, the story has largely remained untold, hidden away like a dark secret too troubling to be revealed.  It is indeed a remarkable story.

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Last Updated: 02-Dec-2018 11:42.