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Posted by Sophia on October 22, 2017, 17:23:14, in reply to "gravestones
Hi Tom, They removed the stones to make way for a park. During the late 1960's it was decided that action was needed. A plan to turn St James Cemetery into a public garden was proposed. This involved clearing the vast majority of the gravestones and creating an open space. This was completed by 1972. Most of the stones were gathered up and laid one on top of the other - on upper parliament st end of the cemetery and grassed over to make the sloped embankment. Some of the larger stones were used as paving flags around the back entrance of the cathedral and also laid around William Huskinsons tomb. The stones that are left behind today are not laying in their original place they were put around the embankment to support the slopes where the trees etc are. The rest were just moved away from the centre of the cemetery and left to decay.