A hair brooch, a name and a cross-continental journey. Hester Ann Barfield 1853-1856.
The Stowmarket Guncotton Explosion occurred on a Friday afternoon, on 11thAugust 1871. The explosion killed 28 and injured a further 70.
Annie Fairlamb Mellon was one of the UK’s greatest materialisation mediums and is so rarely celebrated for her weird and wonderful claims.
The rood screen at Smallburgh is arguably the main focal point of the church today.
"Killed by a Coffin at Kensal Green Cemetery..."
'A Quebec Woman Creates a Sensation, Riding Through St. John Street in a Hearse, Reclining on the Coffin-Bed, and Smoking a Pipe...'
The Peterloo Massacre was as a result of police brutality during a protest. A protest that essentially occurred as a result of two public issues – unemployment and voting restrictions.
In the age before embalming and refrigerated storage, keeping bodies preserved and cool was a serious issue for undertakers and families alike.
Lying in such an isolated place, Booton St Michael has come to be known as ‘the cathedral of the fields’.
Southampton Old Cemetery is a historical site, a nature reserve, a place for tours and relaxation. Its also a place to dodge dog poo by the bucketload.