We were delighted to be sent a photo of a fascinating historical document recently which demonstrates just how long Burslem has been serving the local area with headstones, gravestones and memorials.
Historian and WW1 enthusiast Pamela Miller, otherwise known as @PamidgeMills, tweeted a well preserved Copy of Order by Burslem from Tonbridge Cemetery which dates back to WW1. The document produced by Burslem lists details for the headstone inscriptions of the deceased, such as name, age, religion, rank and date of death.
Ms Miller came across the document on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s website whilst carrying out research. Historical documents and archived material relating to the war dead can be found on CWGC’s website here.
We were certainly fascinated to see this glimpse of Burslem’s history and reminder of what an important service the company has provided for a very long time indeed.
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Read more about Burslem’s history.