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A Quick Guide to Leeds Burial Records

  • This Saturday 25 March, our Local and Family History department will have a stall at the Be Curious festival at the University of Leeds. We were kindly invited by the Brotherton Library’s Special Collections, who have recently made the records of Leeds General Cemetery available online…
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Leeds History

Random Images--Aged Cemetery Girl

Yesterday, while I searched for old family graves, I discovered this beautiful, poignant statue. It speaks so eloquently of loss and sadness, youth and great age. 82 more words

Funerary Landscapes in The Walking Dead Seasons 2-5

In a series of posts, I’ve explored the treatment of the dead in the AMC series The Walking Dead, focusing on the contrasting treatment of inhumation and cremation in the post-apocalyptic fictional world in which the living dead walk the Earth. 1,036 more words

Commemoration

Ballymarter

It’s a while since I’ve been down to Portaferry, but I still have some photos from last summer’s trips around that end of the Ards Peninsula.  339 more words

County Down

Final Resting Place

Photo: The Moores Family Plot

The Camperdown Cemetery is situated in the centre of Newtown, a densely populated inner-city suburb of Sydney. It shares the same area as St Stephen’s Anglican Church and covers an area of approximately four acres. 606 more words

Celebrate Science in a Cemetery

The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries can be geological treasure-troves. For geologists – whether amateur, student or professional – almost any urban cemetery provides a valuable opportunity to carry out scientific field work at leisure, right on the doorstep and at no cost. 177 more words

Geology