Although cemeteries are usually associated with death and sorrow, they are also peaceful places for remembrance and quiet reflection. They have also become a haven for wildlife and in particular city centre cemeteries provide vital wildlife sanctuaries.
Manchester General Cemetery is situated just a mile or so north of Manchester, which was at the centre of the industrial revolution in the early to mid 19th century, and as such is one of only a few green areas so close to the city.
Whilst working on the Transcription Project the team have become aware of the abundance of wildlife at Manchester General Cemetery and we thought it would be interesting to try and compile a gallery which we hope will include wild flowers, shrubs and plants, lichen and fungi, insects and even a fox (if one will stand still long enough to have its picture taken!).