Madge's grave

Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow

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The unauthorised “memorial” to Margaret Jefferson (Stan Laurel’s mother), which mysteriously appeared in Cathcart Cemetery in June 2020, will continue to remain in place for some further time.


East Renfrewshire Council, who have control over these matters, gave the following response to a recent email, from Call of the Cuckoos Tent member and researcher Bill Crouch.


With regards to the lair of the late Margaret Jefferson, a family member is in touch with us and have asked us not to remove it whilst they are getting the correct paperwork in place to erect a permanent memorial.


I hope this clarifies the situation.


Sandra Rankin

Parks & Cemeteries

Environment Department



We indeed hope that a more fitting tribute will be in place soon.