Kirkhall Burial Ground 1 31 October 2004
In the late 1950s, when building development was about to take place in Kirkhall Burial Ground, some stones were moved to make the small commemoration shown above. The houses at the left are in Laird Weir, the houses in the centre are in Elm Park and the houses on the right are in Stanley Road.
The original ground bore this inscription:
'This burial-place was erected by Hugh Weir of Kirkhall.
Dorothia Hunter, his wife, died Sept. 26th, 1787, aged 67 years.
Hugh Weir died Jany. 9th 1800, aged 72 years.
Helen Ferry, wife of Robert Weir, died April 20th 1814, aged 56 years.
Robert Weir died July 31st, 1838, in the 81st year of his age.
Hugh Weir, died 26th April, 1898, aged 83 years.'
In the 1940s, the burial ground was known as Cissy Anderson's Cemetery. This was because at right angles to Stanley Road and beside the burial ground wall was a cart track about two hundred yards long that led to Cissy Anderson's farm.
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