Smallthorne Cemetery by Barry Ashley

Smallthorne Cemetery by Barry Ashley

In the early 1900’s Smallthorne Urban district council in line with the Burial Act of 1900 section 3 and with regard to Ministers fees in the Burials Act 1890 produced a table of burial fees in respect of services rendered by any Minister of Religion.

Burial in a vault or first class ground would cost 3s with and extra fee of 2s for a morning service (between 11am and 1 pm). Internment in second class ground would cost 2s with and extra 2s for a morning service and common graves would cost 2s except at the expense of Leek Union which would cost 1s 6d.

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