Stromness crew of the “Rachel” remembered

Orkney Islands Council Convener Stephen Hagan travelled to the Faroe Islands to unveil a memorial plaque to twenty sailors from Stromness lost in a … [Read more...]

Cyril remembered in Ravenglass, south Cumbria

A very simple raised flower bed is the focal point for this memorial garden in Ravenglass, south west Cumbria. Positioned near to the main car … [Read more...]

Bench: In memory of Rodney Grindley

Positioned to provide a view of a tree lined vista is this wooden bench in Carlisle. A simple carved message, across the rear rail reads: In … [Read more...]

Findmypast.ie – the place to search for your Irish Ancestry

Findmypast Ireland is a new website set up by two experts in the field of family history: Eneclann, an award-winning research and publishing house … [Read more...]

Gloucestershire man leaves signpost legacy

The public paths around Cheltenham in Gloucestershire continue to be well marked, thanks to the farsightedness of Cheltenham benefactor Herbert Lucas … [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...]

Solway Smugglers’ Grave

A young 18th century Manx smuggler,  Thomas Stowell, is buried at Bowness on Solway church. Smuggling along the Solway coast was rife during the … [Read more...]

Richard S. Ferguson Chancellor of Carlisle

Situated to the right of the church entrance door to St Michael's Church, Stanwix, is a much different type of tombstone, dedicated to Richard Saul. … [Read more...]

The Animals of Dalemain

Nestling in a tranquil corner of the Low Gardens of Dalemain historic house in Penrith, Cumbria, is a delightful, small and understated resting place … [Read more...]

Gravestone Photographic Resource Project

The Gravestone Photographic Research Project is a free genealogy resource that contains an index of the names and relationships that appear on grave … [Read more...]