Archives for 2010

Wetheral Lych Gate memorial

Dedicated in 1921, a simple wooden building at the entrance to a church in North Cumbria, is a focal point for a community. Witness to many … [Read more...]

Cecil Taylor Martin RN – Silloth

Remembered with a simple brass plaque in Silloth is a young man called Cecil Taylor Martin. He was killed, aged just 17 years old, in the First World … [Read more...]

Hobbit Graveyard

The church yard of St. Michael's in Dalston, Cumbria could have come straight out of a novel by J.R.R Tolkien. In the mists of an autumn … [Read more...]

16th Earl of Perth

Sweetheart Abbey on the outskirts of Dumfries is the burial place of James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth. Situated behind the right hand … [Read more...]

Robert Anderson – The Cumberland Bard

In a corner of the grounds of Carlisle Cathedral is a simple memorial to Robert Anderson, the Cumberland Bard. The inscription on the front of … [Read more...]

Coondog Cemetery, Alabama

A private burial place in the wilderness of Freedom Hills, Alabama has now become a Coon dog burial site and tourist attraction. In 1937 Key … [Read more...]

Sheffield General Cemetery

The Sheffield General Cemetery website is a hive of information for historians and genealogists. Located in Sharrow in the city of Sheffield, UK. … [Read more...]

Greenwood Cemetery, Iowa

The Greenwood cemetery is situated in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Greenwood cemetery website, was created by history and social studies education … [Read more...]

William Paterson – Sweetheart Abbey

Sir William Paterson is buried in an unmarked grave at Sweetheart Abbey, near to Dumfries in Scotland. As the founder of the Bank of England, … [Read more...]

Tracing your ancestors – new books

Family history can be quite a challenge especially when you are not quite sure where to start with official organisations. Pen and Sword Books of … [Read more...]