Tyne and Wear HER(13403): Hazlerigg, North Gosforth Cemetery - Details
Hazlerigg, North Gosforth Cemetery
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Opened in 1878. There are just over 4000 interments [up to October 2002]. It mainly serves the Wideopen, Seaton Burn, Dudley, Dinnington and Hazlerigg areas. There are numerous victims of mining accidents buried in the cemetery. 1881 Joseph Gascoigne 'killed by a boiler explosion at Seaton Burn Colliery' aged 31. 1893 Robert Atchison 'accidently killed in the mine at Seaton Burn Colliery' aged 43 'DEATH DID TO ME SHORT WARNING GIVE, THEREFORE BE CAREFUL HOW YOU LIVE, MY WEEPING FRIENDS LEFT BEHIND, I HAD NOT TIME TO SPEAK MY MIND'. 1930 John Shield 'died of injuries received at Dudley Colliery' aged 54.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 160