Cemetary in Halifax

Logan Geen

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Out of curiosity is the Cunard Line still involved in the uptake of the Halifax cemetaries? I remember they were for awhile.
 
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Gavin Murphy

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When WSL and Cunard merged during the '30s, part of the deal was that the latter was to maintain the T grave sites in Hfx. in perpetuity.

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Hi Gavin, But DO they? They were also supposed to pay for maintaining the Old Cemetery at Cobh, where many of Lusitania's victims lie, but the agreement seems to have been forgotten as the local authority would now appear to be carrying out the work without realising that the agreement exists!
Ninety odd years is a long time in which to lose an official letter!

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Gavin Murphy

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Good response Geoff. I seem to think that is also the case in Hfx., but am not totally sure. That is why I only half answered the question with the hope that someone else could confirm.

I know Alan Ruffman would have the answer. Problem is he doesn't have e-mail. Too bad. So sad.....he's missing alot. While you query whether I am the only person in Canada with e-mail, rest assured there are others, altho obviously not Alan!

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