During the clearance of St. James Cemetery in the 1960s many of the tombstones were set around the edge of the grounds in memory of the persons buried therein. There are quite a few that contain lists of children who were buried in St. James. During the 19th century there were several severe cholera outbreaks in Liverpool and many children died or were left without family to look after them. The surviving children were taken into care by the Liverpool Orphan Boys Asylum and similar organisations. Those that died were listed on the tombstones.
Strangely enough two of the tombstones had been decorated by someone with a few christmas decorations, why only these two is anybodys guess.
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