20–30 September 2018

Off the Shelf: Sheffield’s Hidden Necropolis – Janet Ridler

Sheffield General Cemetery, a Grade II* listed heritage and conservation site, is a museum of people, telling the story of Sheffield’s past through its 87,000 residents and 10 listed monuments and structures. Explore the Victorian culture of death and discover one of England’s earliest landscaped Garden Cemeteries as we meet steel barons, radicals, an elephant trainer and a Russian aristocrat when we travel back in time to 1836.


With thanks to Off the Shelf.