WHAT I'M ABOUT

For as long as I can remember I've had an intense relationship with the humaness of death. It is something that touches us indirectly and eventually directly - there is no escaping it.  In the meantime we can learn so much from the social history aspect of death.  This also ties in with my love of genealogy and knowing WHO is a part of me.




~ I adore researching my family history 
~ A love for my Taphophilia, hobby including headstone photography; memorials (military and civil); grave photo ceramics and adornments. 
~ Ongoing research to discover the forgotten life stories then sharing my photograpy for the benefit of others via Flickr; my blog and other databases


Honorary Life Member of The Friends of Linwood Cemetery Trust  (Researcher; Facebook and Twitter)



acquisitions I'm currently working on as collection manager, history
~ Food (Pantry) items from 1950s - 70s
~ Objects related to the Mau Mau uprising
~ Many military medals, badges, decorations
~ Blickensderfer Typewriter, Model No 8, Circa 1907
~ Seuffert illuminated address casket
~ Robin Morrison camera and accessories
~ Colonial Ammunition Company (C.A.C.) items
~ Sir Edmund Hillary Nepalese National dress (Daura Suruwal)
~ Flying hats and goggles
~ Ceramic and tin toys
~ Tower of London poppies




HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016: 
Fantastic 3 weeks in France.

     Paris then Eze,on the French Riviera Photo albums here



HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015: 
~ Birth of third grandson Toby - February 2015

~ Amazing 2 weeks in Turkey inclusive of 100th Commemorations of

     landing at Gallipoli and then 4 weeks in the UK. Photo albums here

 

~ Constable Adam BEGG finally getting recognised as dying in the line of

     duty