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Sale (Brooklands), Dunham Lawn and Urmston Cemeteries

All records from Trafford Council’s cemetries are now on the database Full details of Dunham Lawn Cemetery, Sale Cemetery, and Urmston Cemetery have now been uploaded to the Deceased Online website joining records for Hale (Altrincham) and Stretford cemeteries. Although all are situated in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester, the three latest editions are quite distinct. The oldest is Sale Cemetery , also known as Sale Brooklands after its Cheshire location. The Brooklands area is named after a local businessman, Samuel Brooks, who bought a plot of land there in 1856. Sale Cemetery opened in Marsland Road a few years later on 29 August 1862. The popular Gothic Revival style of the High Victorian period is still much in evidence in the cemetery through numerous memorials, the lodge by the entrance, and the disused chapels. Dr. James Prescott Joule (1818-1889) The cemetery contains the grave of one of Britain's most renowned physicists, Dr. James Presco

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. T rafford 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. Emirates Old Trafford - home of Lanca

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 thi