1: This is the Wesleyan Methodist Burial Ground behind the church on Chapel
Two women in mourning clothes stand by the Preston family grave which is
inscribed "In Memory of Sarah, wife of Samuel Preston of Yeadon who died Sept
25th 1859 aged 33 years
Also William Preston who died Feb 20th 1863 aged 82 years
Also Ann wife of the above who died Feb 12th 1864 aged 79 years
Also four children of Samuel and Sophia Preston who died in their
Also the above named Samuel Preston who departed this life in peace Jan
27th 1883 aged 60 years"
On the right is another monument which reads "Joseph Parkinson died
March 21st 1875 aged 55 years"
By the 1950s the Burial Ground was full , there had been no internments
for a long time and the graveyard was neglected, it was decided to clear the
I was told that where possible families were informed and given the
opportunity to record the burials or claim grave markers.
The headstones were
mostly removed but some remain set into the walls surrounding the old graveyard
which was grassed over and remains so.(February 2013)
2: This green space was the Wesleyan Methodist Burial Ground, there had been
no internments for a considerable length of time, it became neglected and
The gravestones were removed after a public appeal for any
descendants to make their claim, the remains of the departed were left
undisturbed and the area was grassed over.
Houses on the left front onto Harper