Emily Holland (7) was raped and dismembered by a Preston barber in 1876. Her murderer was hanged the same year. She is buried in Blackburn Cemetery, Lancashire. More information on her death can be found HERE
Poor Joseph Green was killed in a Boiler explosion at Albert Dock – St James’ Cemetery, Liverpool.
When Death has Hurled his Fateful Dart at Thee! Sarah Horne Cookson died February 26, 1858 aged 23 years. St James’ Cemetery, Liverpool
Under the command of Wilfred Gilberry, the Andacollo weighed anchor and departed from Callao, Peru. It was bound for Valparaiso, Chile, en route home to Liverpool. Gilberry, his crew and the Andacollo simply vanished. No trace was ever found. This headstone is one of many lining the edges of St James’ Cemetery, Liverpool. I can… Read more Liverpool gravestone remembers the Captain of a ship that vanished
The impressive church of St Michael and All Hallows church overlooks the village of Mottram in Longdendale. In it’s large churchyard, all the gravestones have been laid flat and are slowly being sucked out of sight by the infamous creeping turf. Here and there, small visible parts of gravestones are tantalisingly visible. One that is on… Read more The Story of the empty grave
St Paul’s church at Peel, Little Hulton has a very large graveyard containing some magnificent memorials. Running alongside the right hand side of the building are a large number of small headstones which are closely packed. They are for cremated remains. It works well until a portion of the supporting wall collapses, tipping headstones and… Read more What’s in a Wall?
I saw several similar stones recording child deaths during my first visit to St Michael & St Lawrence, Fewston, North Yorkshire. Three of the four children died over a two week period.
Watched over by an Angel. Kathleen Underwood died in July 1933 aged 8 years 11 months. She is buried in Bootle Cemetery.
An inscription at the base of a cross in Oldham’s Hollingwood Cemetery reveals another wartime tragedy. On the night of October 12/13, 1941, 15 German aircraft dropped 26 high explosive bombs on Oldham. Nineteen exploded and seven failed to detonate. A total of 27 civilians died in the raid. Two of those who died were… Read more Mother and Son are victims of the Blitz