Sarah Ann Thwaites
The grave of Sarah Ann Thwaites is in the churchyard at St. Mary's in Mellor.
The following article was printed in a local newspaper shortly after her death:
Death of Miss Thwaites.
The death occured at her residence, West Bank, Preston New-road, on Wednesday, of Miss Sarah Ann Thwaites, a well-known Blackburn lady, who had reached the advanced age of 86. Miss Thwaites was a daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Thwaites of the firm of Messrs. T. and W. Thwaites, wine and spirit merchants, and a cousin of the late Mr. Daniel Thwaites, a former M. P. for Blackburn, and known as the millionaire brewer and great landowner. The late Mrs. Robert Hopwood Coddington was her sister. Her father built Beardwood Cliff, in which she resided at one time, and subsequently returned to West Bank. With the Parish Church Miss Thwaites had a lifelong connection. She was a regular attender at, and generous contributor to, the church. She had been actively associated with the Blackburn and Darwen Society for the Blind ever since its inception in 1881, and had been hon. treasurer for over 30 years. Another body of which she was a generous supporter was the Blackburn District Nursing Association. Miss Thwaites was greatly interested in the welfare of girls, and in a quiet way did much to improve their prospects. She took a personal interest in the old Charity School for Girls, in the Girls' Friendly Society, and in other organisations of a similar character. She was also one of the oldest governors of the Leyland Foundation Scholarships. The funeral takes place to-day (Saturday). Service will be held at the Parish Church at 11-45 this morning, and the interment will be at Mellor. By request, there are to be no flowers.
This brass plate is on a wall inside Blackburn Cathedral.
A photograph of the interior of Blackburn Cathedral where there is a memorial plaque for Sarah Ann Thwaites.