The original cemetery was over on the south west side.
The grave belonged to Dr James William Murdock who was the superintendent at the Hospital His last wish was that he was buried with his patients so he could watch over them
"Write me as one (who laboured for) Loved his fellow men the Angel wrote"
He died on 28th April 1917 His wife Celia who is buried with him passed away on 9th October 1962 aged 92 years.
The statue used to have a trumpet but that disappeared many years ago.
There are a few headstones left in that part of the churchyard though I think it would have been full of cast iron grave markers
Like these in the photo's above, when I was young I used to cut the grass in the churchyard and was always coming across them.
When the churchyard ran out of room an extension was built next door and the Fairmile cemetery went next door as well.
The is the second Fairmile cemetery with a few headstones showing, no doubt provided by their estate and relatives. Most of them have no marker to remember them. I'm also not sure if the area was used for paupers graves as I seem to remember an open grave with planks on which I was told was for this purpose.
One of the headstones you see above is to Ronald Leslie Walker or Les as his friends knew him. He used to work with my Father for many years
Another person or persons who worked at Fairmile were Moses Nicholls and Avery Nicholls the latter who I think was the son of Moses. Both worked as Stewards of Fairmile. Moses is buired with his Wife Maria and Avery with his Sister Blanche who I knew as Miss Nicholls and remember her riding a bicycle round the village and visiting a lady who lived next door to me
The O'Brians were family friends and used to live in the Star Terrace before moving to the new housing built in 1960 along Papist way I went to school with the oldest son and was Friends with him for years till we lost touch. Last I heard was that he had moved to Ireland. His younger brother Paul young like his Mother.
The plaque on the wall is the reminder of those who lay buried here RIP.