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Tollcross Cemetery’s first burial is said to have taken place in 1897, but records show there were burials even earlier than this; James Shaw of Airdrie, who died aged 91, was buried here in October of 1879.
The bulk of previous records seem to have been lost, but it is known that the author of “Wee Willie Winkie”, William Miller, is buried in an unmarked family plot against the north wall. Many prominent people were associated with the land on which the cemetery now stands, and many of the prominent people of Tollcross and other areas of the east end of Glasgow (and beyond) are interred there.
The walls and gates were restored by the City Council in 2017.
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