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13 May 1997:  The Valley Cemetery"By the 1850s, the Holy Rude Kirkyard was so overcrowded that older graves were regularly disturbed to make way for new burials;
access to almost every plot involved trampling over others.  The Valley Cemetery was opened in 1857-8...It gave carriage access to every plot.
Each grave was to be used only once. And the whole area was designed to be ornamental and attractive."