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Showing posts from May, 2013

London's Cemeteries Competition

Last week's competition to win copies of Darren Beach's London's Cemeteries has proved to be something of  a challenge. Happily, we do have two winners. They have been notified and their copies of London's Cemeteries (pictured) are winging their way to them. This week, I have been speaking with Darren, who has been telling me all about his interest in cemeteries and the inspiration behind his book. I'll be featuring the interview with him on this blog next week.
The correct answers to last week's competition are:
Q1. Which of Beatrix Potter's great literary characters is said to have been inspired by a memorial in Brompton Cemetery?  Answer: Squirrel Nutkin - it is believed that the memorial below inspired Beatrix Potter to choose the name. As we discovered on visits to the cemetery, squirrels are rife in Brompton Cemetery, along with birds, foxes, and other wildlife.
Q2. Name the sugar merchant, philanthropist and founder of one of London's most famou…

Brompton Cemetery

Peterborough Cathedral

Fairs and Talks

The Deceased Onlinedatabase has featured in a host of family history events in 2013 - and there are more to come!
On 27 April 2013, Jamie from Deceased Online was delighted to give a talk on the website at the Annual Family History Day in Pudsey, West Yorkshire. Organised by Your Fair Ladies, the fair was a great success, with attendees travelling to Leeds from across the north of England. Jackie Depelle of Your Fair Ladies said:

“We were delighted when Deceased Online accepted our invitation to join us - particularly with the prospective West Yorkshire content.So many family historians know Deceased Online for its London, Manchester and Scottish records, and tickets for Jamie’s lecture were snapped up as soon as the doors opened.I’m hearing reports of many exciting discoveries made using the pre-launch West Yorkshire databases of indexed burial and internment books.
It’s wonderful to be able to see images of these original records online and use the unique information they provide”.