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Sale (Brooklands), Dunham Lawn and Urmston Cemeteries

Trafford Council Burial Records

Records for Hale (Altrincham) and Stretford Cemeteries are now online

This week at Deceased Online we began adding burial records for Trafford Council in Greater Manchester. Trafford is the second council in Greater Manchester to add records to our website – the first being Bolton. You can read more about Bolton cemeteries here
Over the next few weeks, Deceased Online will feature records for nearly 300,000 burials and cremations from Trafford’s seven boroughs: Altrincham, Bowdon, Bucklow, Hale, Sale, Stretford and Urmston. Outside Manchester, Trafford is probably best known as the home of two of England’s most historic sporting venues: Manchester United’s home ground of Old Trafford, and Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford cricket ground. I grew up in Lancashire and watched my first game of county cricket at Old Trafford, when West Indian legend Clive Lloyd wowed the crowd by hitting a six into the members’ car park.

The Trafford area was largely agricultural for centuries, but saw…

St Paul's Church, Bedford

This week we explore the latest collection on the Deceased Online website: the records of the unusual, historic St Paul’s Church in Bedford

Last week the database saw the addition of 14,500 burial records from the Norman St Paul's Church in St Paul’s Square at the heart of Bedford. This ancient county town of Bedfordshire, one of England’s smallest counties, has a fascinating history stretching back to ancient times. Today, St Paul’s continues to function as a parish church and also serves as the civic and county church of Bedfordshire.

The site of St Paul's Church dates back to 1066, but the current building was begun in the 1200s. Two porches, the Trinity Chapel, and niches of the saints were added in the 15th century.

The burial registers on Deceased Online date mainly from 1567 to 1855, but it is worth checking in case your ancestors are included amongst those who were buried there after this date. Some of the most notable burials date from this early mo…