The quiet, deliberate life of a Manchester cemetery
Three generations of one family have lived on a famous old burial ground
Dear Millers — today’s piece takes us to Philips Park Cemetery in Miles Platting. It recently won the national Cemetery of the Year Gold Award, and we went along to meet a few of the people who are responsible for caring for it. Though it isn’t the oldest or largest cemetery in Manchester, it’s certainly rich in history.
On Wednesday we published a piece about Bev Craig, Manchester’s new council leader, that tries to paint a picture of who she is and what she cares about. One thing we noted was that she’s been less vocal with her views on property development and planning in Manchester — a point that was also noticed by the property website Place North West. They did a short interview with Craig yesterday and asked her: “Would you consider yourself pro-development?” Here’s Craig’s answer:
I would consider myself pro-Manchester and part of that is about the expansion of and development in the city. I’d go back to what I said before. We’re open and we want to do business. We want to see…