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TOO MANY GRAVE-DIGGERS. Mr Lowe, the cemetery superintendent, had to give an explanation as the Corporation accounts showed he had two or three unauthorised men almost constantly digging graves.  Mr Lowe, in reply said they sometimes had” slip in,” as the ground was “wild,” and it took two men to make a grave. A brick grave would take two men ten days to make and he was not employed to dig the graves and remove refuse.  There was quite a dispute over all this, Mr Lowe said there was more work than he could do.  Mr Baugh proposed that they should solicit tenders for the digging of graves throughout the year, which was agreed to and asked if Lowe could do all the work except digging the graves. Lowe said he would require a man two days a week from April to December to assist.  It looks like W H Lowe didn`t stay long after this.


Wrexham Guardian.17th February 1877 (Edited)


APPOINTMENT OF A NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CEMETERY. The Council held an election for a successor to W. Lowe as superintendent at the Cemetery.  Applications were received from David Morris, 26 Beast market; Samuel Aston, 31 Hope- street; Thomas Lawley, Vron Colliery; Samuel Macaulay, HIrder; and Isaac Jackson, Rhostyllen. Alderman Beale proposed David Morris, and Alderman Owen proposed Isaac Jackson. On a show of hands being taken David Morris was elected.


28th April 1877 (Edited)


Henry Day was charged by Mr Morris with damaging the cemetery greenhouse. He was found early in the morning in the greenhouse lying down at full length; he had climbed the cemetery wall and broken the glass. A number of plants had been damaged as well as the glass. Henry had asked to be admitted to the Union Workhouse, but was refused as he was drunk.

Wrexham Advertiser. 6th April 1878