Birkdale Cemetery

Birkdale Cemetery

Birkdale Cemetery is one of two municipal cemeteries in Southport. The cemetery is managed by Sefton Council. The aim of this site is to photograph the headstones in Birkdale Cemetery and make them accessible to all. Deterioration and the effects of weathering are an inevitable part of the history of a headstone. As a result for many headstones their inscriptions may well be unreadable. Since the cemetery has been used since the early 1900s, many of the earlier graves no longer have headstones. Many of the graves are well tended and this may well be reflected in any photograph of that headstone.

Birkdale Cemetery is located between Ainsdale and Birkdale, two villages south of Southport. The cemetery along with Ainsdale Golf Course separates Birkdale from Ainsdale.

The cemetery is also a Commonwealth War Grave Commission Cemetery where 41 casualties of the first and second world wars are buried.

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