Friends of Stockport Cemeteries

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A Real Heritage

History and Nature

Cemeteries hold a wealth of heritage information and are a natural wildlife refuge. This gallery gives you an insight into hidden gems in Stockport that are open for all to discover.

Link to Heritage Trail leaflet for Willow Grove - click

Link to Tree Trail leaflet for Willow Grove - click

Link to the Willow Grove Cemetery Outdoor Learning Resources Website - click

Cemeteries and closed churchyards record generations of local families and provide a link between those living today and people in the past it is the group’s belief that these monuments should not be lost and forgotten, they should be seen on an equal footing with other heritage sites

Below is some text taken from Paradise Preserved English Heritage and English Nature 2002

"Cemeteries are highly valued by their local communities and others. First and foremost, cemeteries are places to respect and commemorate the dead, and so are important to the families and friends of people who are buried there. Local people also use cemeteries for exercise and relaxation and for study and enjoyment of nature and history."

Heritage Lottery Fund Grant


£38.000 awarded to FOSC from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2013 for a project in Willow Grove Cemetery, South Reddish, Stockport.



Centennial Event

Saturday 4th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday Events 2017
Sunday 12 November 2017

CLICK for full details of these events


Our book 'A Short History of Willow Grove Cemetery' is available free of charge
Contact us for details of where to collect your copy, or click the book cover to go to a pdf link

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