I HAVE been reading the Sheffield Flood book. It states that there was, in 1832, a major outbreak of cholera which struck the inhabitants of the lower parts of town, especially around Pond Street.
Just over 400 townspeople lie buried in a communal burial place on the hillside overlooking the railway station. I have phoned bereavement services, asked at the Town Hall, been to the archives, asked at the library if they are digging and building near these bodies but nobody knows.
If you stand and look at the hillside across from the station, it’s nearly all been disturbed for building houses. Could anyone tell me, or find out for me, if they have left them in peace?
The cholera monument was brought back from somewhere and put on the hill.
Mrs Patricia Spye-Burrows, Sheffield S6.