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Showing posts from February, 2018

Cemetery Snow

As most of the UK is covered in snow today thanks to the 'Beast from the East', this week's blog focuses on the beauty of some of Highgate Cemetery in winter. View from the South Entrance to the Cemetery Snow settled on a fallen crucifix Snow remains settled on the ground but not on the headstones Do you have any photos of local cemeteries covered in snow? Are any in the Deceased Online database? Please share your images with us on Facebook or  Twitter  @deceasedonline!

Votes for Women Centenary 2018

Finding Suffragettes in the Deceased Online Database Today, Tuesday 6th February 2018 , marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act received royal assent. The passing of this Act of Parliament reformed the British and Irish electoral system, enabling almost all men and some 8.4 million women to vote in national elections. Emmeline Pankhurst c.1913 (1) Although single and widowed female ratepayers had been able t o vote in local municipal elections since 1869 (married ratepayers 1869-1872), the struggle for to extend the franchise to women nationally was hard fought. After John Stuart Mill MP's failed attempt at amending the Reform Act 1866 with the   presentation of the first mass women's suffrage petition to the House of Commons on 7 June  1866, women in the capital grouped together to form the London Society for Women's Suffrage . The movement grew across Britain, and in   1872 , women formed the National Society for Women's Suffrag