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Nunhead Cemetery

Today Deceased Online launches the burial records for the Magnificent Cemetery of Nunhead in South London. Below I explore the history of the cemetery and highlight some of the notable burials in this new collection. Nunhead is one of London's Magnificent Seven Cemeteries that were laid out around the edge of the capital in the mid-19th century. Located in the populous London Borough of Southwark SE15 , in the words of the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC) , Nunhead is "the most attractive of the seven". As early as 1878, the writer and genealogist Edward Walford (1823-1897) was celebrating the beauty of the site as follows: Nunhead Cemetery, covering an area of about fifty acres, occupies the summit of some rising ground, whence a good view is obtained of the surrounding neighbourhood. The cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Winchester in 1840, and is beautifully laid out with gravel walks, and thickly planted with trees, shrubs, and flowers. The chapel

Bandon Hill Cemetery and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Searching for South London Surrey ancestors? Bandon Hill Cemetery, Wallington joins the Sutton and Merton Collections in the Deceased Online database. Bandon Hill Cemetery, Wallington Last week  Deceased Online  supplemented its South London Collection with the full set of burial records for  Bandon Hill Cemetery , Wallington , in the  London Borough of Sutton . As the cemetery is jointly run by the London Boroughs of Sutton and Croydon , it is worth investigating if any of your relatives died in either of those areas. Bandon Hill is situated in Plough Lane, Wallington SM6 8JQ and is a working cemetery. However, today burial rights are only given for reclaimed graves where burial space remains but has not been used for 75 years. In 1900, Croydon Rural District Council opened the Cemetery in grounds of approximately 6 1/4 hectares. The records in the Deceased Online database date from 7 March 1900 and go up to 2012 . The records cover more than 30,000 burials. Samuel Colerid

Industrial Deaths in the Black Country

This week, Deceased Online add ed more record s to its Sandwell Collection. The new records cover parts of the Black Country where death from industrial work or p o llution were common. In this week's post, I explore further into the lives and deaths of We st Midlands Ancestors. The Deceased Online database now holds over 3.5 million records from the Midlands, including the Black Country in the West Midlands, and Lincoln in the E ast Midlands. This week, we added burial re gister s for Rowley Regis Cemetery and Crematorium , Fallings Heath Cemetery in Wednesbury , and Sandwell Valley Crematorium (previously known as West Bromwich Crematorium) . Rowley Regis, Wednesb ury, and West Bromwich have all contr ibuted to the rich history of the region known as the Black Country . Wednesbury stands in the north of the ar ea, with West Bromwich to the west and Rowley Regis to the south. Pag e from the Burial Register of  Rowley Regis Cemetery showing burials for 1923 The ar e