Friends of Camp Hill Cemetery

Friends of Camp Hill Cemetery Dedicated to promoting Camp Hill Cemetery and preserving this sacred place.

Operating as usual

11/12/2021

Dear Friends,

We need your help. We are trying to put together a photo collection of any damage, plant over growth etc.. in Camp Hill Cemetery. So if you are visiting the cemetery please send us a photo with a location and general problem description. We are collecting this information to send into HRM.

MANY THANKS

Killam Properties will be building two towers of 6 and 8 storeys directly on the property line with Camp Hill Cemetery o...
10/07/2021
Carlton | Killam Apartment REIT

Killam Properties will be building two towers of 6 and 8 storeys directly on the property line with Camp Hill Cemetery on Carlton Street. These design put graves along the property line at risk. Mature trees will be cut down and increased shadowing over the cemetery. It has not been fully determined whether blasting will be used until construction begins. The fence along this Carlton Street side will be replaced with a wooden fence which is not in keeping with the character of the iron fence around the rest of the cemetery.
Killam has stated a heritage impact report was completed and approved by the province but refused to release the report and says it is under no obligation to do so. I believe their is a obligation to see what the impact to the souls buried and to ease relatives concerns.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/killamreit.com/new-development/halifax-ns/aurora-eventide%3famp

Please write into Councillor Mason and City Clerks about your concerns.

As of Aug 17/21 Camp Hill Cemetery became a registered heritage site. Respect is due!

The proposed development for the sites are two contemporary developments that will provide new residential units on the suite.

PUBLIC MEETING, Wednesday Oct 6-10pm, for comments and questions on 2 proposals for the Aurora (East) and the Eventide (...
09/29/2021
Carlton | Killam Apartment REIT

PUBLIC MEETING, Wednesday Oct 6-10pm, for comments and questions on 2 proposals for the Aurora (East) and the Eventide (West) by Camp Hill Cemetery at the North end of Carlton Street. If Killam properties can create profitable density at 6 & 8 storeys and be a bit ‘green’ what’s with HRM bending over backwards for four ~30-storey towers on the south block of Carlton? Killam has ‘quietly’ demolished 3 historic buildings on the NW corner of Carlton. As Development Options Halifax has shown-3-d modelling would demonstrate in-fill options that would reduce developers impact on affordable housing, the climate crisis and the soul of the city. Details/pics here:https://killamreit.com/new-development/halifax-ns/aurora-eventide

The proposed development for the sites are two contemporary developments that will provide new residential units on the suite.

Tune in to the HRM Heritage Advisory Committee to see if Camp Hill Cemetery registration application moves on to Council...
07/28/2021
July 28, 2021 Heritage Advisory Committee Special Meeting

Tune in to the HRM Heritage Advisory Committee to see if Camp Hill Cemetery registration application moves on to Council for final registration approval.

Livestream webcast for the July 28, 2021 Heritage Advisory Committee Special Meeting

Photos from Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia's post
07/18/2021

Photos from Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia's post

New Columbarium is being made at Holy Cross as well as Camp Hill.
06/07/2021

New Columbarium is being made at Holy Cross as well as Camp Hill.

New Columbarium is being made at Holy Cross as well as Camp Hill.

04/29/2021

From The Friends of the Halifax Public Gardens- We’ve received some exciting news!

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is featuring our Camp Hill Cemetery audio tour in a story that will air across Canada on May 10th. AMI is a non-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

While developing the Camp Hill Cemetery audio tour, audio producer Deirdre Morrison worked closely with Milena Khazanavicius, TFPG board member and 20-year advocate for the blind and partially slighted, to provide clear and detailed descriptions throughout the tour.

In the story, AMI producer Laura Bain points out the rich descriptions in the Camp Hill Cemetery audio tour as something other audio tour producers should consider. Bain also promotes the tour as a socially distanced activity that shares a bit of Halifax history with its listeners.

Bain’s piece on the Camp Hill Cemetery audio tour will air on Monday, May 10th at 9:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on the program AMI This Week. The story will also be uploaded on the AMI YouTube channel.



To listen to the Camp Hill Cemetery audio tour, visit our audio tours webpage.

For more stories from AMI, visit their website or YouTube Channel.

Every headstone tells a tale | Halifax Magazine
03/26/2021
Every headstone tells a tale | Halifax Magazine

Every headstone tells a tale | Halifax Magazine

Meet your dead neighbours: Craig Ferguson shares the stories of the ordinary people who to rest in Halifax’s many graveyards T he Old Burying Ground, Camp Hill, Mount Olivet, and many more—cemeteries seem to be on every corner in Halifax.Before he decided to spend his free time documenting them,...

02/08/2021
gencat.eloquent-systems.com

For anyone interested finding graves or family research you should look at the HRM Archives. The city archives hold many records on Camp Hill Cemetery.

HRM Archives:
https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/municipal-archives

City of Halifax fonds
Halifax (N.S.). Committee of Camp Hill Cemetery records
Camp Hill Cemetery administrative records
Accounts receivable (A-Z)
[193-]-1948

Retrieval code: 102-60-B.7 to B.10 (formerly known as RG 35-102 32B.7 to B.10)

Physical description
4 v. of textual records
Scope and content
File consists of an account of monies received for plots at Camp Hill Cemetery. Entries include name and address of plot owner, dates of debits and credits, and lot number.
Source of supplied title
Modified by archivist from file list provided by NSARM.
System of arrangement
In alpahbetical order by surname of plot owner.
Last updated
September 3, 2019
Hierarchy
Fonds: City of Halifax fonds - 1802-1996
Series: Halifax (N.S.). Committee of Camp Hill Cemetery records - 1840-1994
Sub-series: Camp Hill Cemetery administrative records - 1847-1981
File: Accounts receivable (A-Z) - [193-]-1948

https://gencat.eloquent-systems.com/halifax-municipal-archives/permalink.html?key=5007397

02/03/2021

The application for registering the cemetery as a heritage property is now submitted.

Friends of Camp Hill Cemetery's cover photo
01/05/2021

Friends of Camp Hill Cemetery's cover photo

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Comments

Im looking for a burial in Camp Hill. Nothing on findagrave but its on death certificate. Is there a way to find a map or record? Or photo?
On this the 226th anniversary of Alexander Keith's birthday consider visiting his resting place in Halifax's British founded military cemetery https://hm.hps.ca/sites/camp-hill-cemetery. As it has no signage remember that it is next to the Halifax Public Gardens.
My paternal grandparents & many cousins are buried in Camp Hill. My late husband's grandparents and great grandfather also buried there.
Thank you for the invite.