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)



a few acquisitions I'm currently working on as collection manager, history

~ Objects related to the Mau Mau uprising
~ Many military medals, badges, decorations
~ Seuffert illuminated address casket
~ Robin Morrison camera and accessories
~ Colonial Ammunition Company (C.A.C.) items
~ Flying hats and goggles
~ Military great coats
~ Military uniforms
~ Parachute silk wedding dress
~ Gramophone & record
~ Bottles
~ Ration packs
~ Military propaganda
~ Nazi souvenired objects
~ WW Souvenired objects
~ WW1 Trench art
~ WWI and WWII medical items
~ Memorial plaques
~ WWII RAF objects
~ Bomb training kit
~ Early backpack
and on and on!  (LOVE my job - this is only part of it).




coMPLETED AND STORED
~ Food (Pantry) items from 1950s - 70s
~ Blickensderfer Typewriter, Model No 8, Circa 1907
~ Sir Edmund Hillary Nepalese National dress (Daura Suruwal)

~ Ceramic and tin toys
~ Tower of London poppies
~ Hat boxes
~ Sporting shoes
~ Large hotel mirror
~ Chinese social history objects
~ Guns
~ Knives



HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016: 
~Catching up with my incredible son and his GF, Perth, Australia
~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