Story Walks

7 Basic Story Plots This set of stories comes from a talk given by Claire Martinsen on 14 July 2020 at Mill Road History Society.  There is a belief that all stories use only 7 basic plots. Claire explored whether

Tree Trail Stop 10:

Stop 10 RAYWOOD ASH This is one of a number of ‘Raywood’ Ashes planted in the Cemetery. This tree is particularly attractive as it has space to grow. The ‘Raywood’ Ash or Claret Ash is a variant of the narrow

Tree Trail Stop 8: Hornbeam

Stop 8 HORNBEAM The Common Hornbeam is a medium-sized deciduous tree related to birches and alders with smooth grey bark. It is native to Britain and grows in the warmer southern areas of the country, often alongside oaks and beeches.

Tree Trail Stop 7: Common Yew

Stop 7. YEW The Common Yew is native to Britain and found across the Northern hemisphere. When the last Ice Age receded between 10,000 – 8,000 years ago, they re-colonised the British Isles, moving north from southern Europe. They are

Tree Trail Stop 6: Irish Yew

Stop 6. IRISH YEW The Irish Yew Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata’ is a variety of the Common Yew, Taxus baccata. It has a distinctive upright habit, forming a dense, compact, broad column, whereas the Common Yew is more rounded and often

Tree Trail Stop 2: Alder

Stop 2 ALDER The Common Alder sometimes known as the Black Alder or European Alder is a deciduous tree native to Britain, Europe and SW Asia. Alders are water-loving plants and are found on the banks of rivers and lakes.

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Daniel W. King; Elizabeth B. King; Henry P. King; Jane Mary King; Rebecca Jane King; Jane Wilkin

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of JANE wife of DANIEL WILKIN b Jan [31] 1826 d Feb [28] 1870 also HENRY P KING son b May 13 1860 d April 23 1891 also DANIEL W KING husband b Sept 1814 d Dec 25 [1899] interred at Sheffield General Cemetery and ELIZABETH B KING lines indecipherable and REBECCA JANE KING b Feb [2] 185[5] d July 6 [1954] and JANE MARY KING b May 20 1868 d Jan 6 1958

Charles Balls; Charles Arthur Balls; Eliza Balls; Eliza Gertrude Balls; Elizabeth Balls; Emily Maude Balls; Flora Augusta Balls; Henry Balls

Inscription : side 1 In Memory of HENRY BALLS d August 1st 1865 in the 91st year of his age also of ELIZABETH his wife d May 10th 1833 aged 55 and was buried in St Botolphs churchyard side 2 AR ELIZA wife of CHARLES BALLS d Aug 15 1876 aged blank also of their son CHARLES ARTHUR who died at Weymouth March 14 1876 —— year of his age who was there interred also of CHARLES BALLS JP DL d Nov 12 1892 aged 82 side 3 LMO ELIZA GERTRUDE daughter of ELIZA & CHARLES BALLS b May 7 1848 d April 18 1898 also of FLORA AUGUSTA BALLS b Nov 5 1841 d April 8 1929 side 4 also EMILY MAUDE BALLS b Jan 13 1850 d March 4 1948

Charles Barker; Clara Barker; Fred Charles Barker; Henry Charles Barker; Henry Travis Barker; Laura Elizabeth Barker; Mary Barker; Maud Mary Baker; Minnie Barker

Inscription : In Memory of CHARLES BARKER d June 7th 1912 aged 76 and of MARY his wife d January 8th 1917 aged 78 reverse In Memory of the children of CHARLES & MARY BARKER HENRY TRAVIS d Oct 2 1863 aged 22 months FRED CHARLES d Nov 30 1870 aged 22 months HENRY CHARLES d March 11 1879 aged 5 months CLARA d Jan 21 1881 aged 15 LAURA ELIZABETH d July 22 1881 aged 2 MINNIE d Aug 8 1884 aged 13 MAUD MARY d Nov 22 1886 aged 11

Ada Freshwater; Ethel Barron Freshwater; Herbert Barron Freshwater; Joseph Freshwater; Sarah Ann Freshwater; Alfred Plumb

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of JOSEPH & SARAH ANN FRESHWATER ADA b Oct 21 1872 d Dec 31 1872 ETHEL BARRON b Sep 22 1874 d Sep 15 1878 HERBERT BARRON b Nov 13 1880 d Aug 2 1881 JOSEPH father of [the above] d ——— aged — ALFRED ——– —- of the above d September 2[-] [1900] aged [3 or 6] months also SARAH ANN wife of the above JOSEPH d October 17 1923 aged 87

Elizabeth Chiddenton; Grace Margaret Chiddenton; Lillian Chiddenton; Martin Henry Chiddenton; Mildred Maud Chiddenton; Richard Chiddenton; Walter Richard Chiddenton

Inscription : In Loving Memory of the children of RICHARD & ELIZABETH CHIDDENTON MARTIN HENRY d Sep 25 1872 aged 2 months MILDRED MAUD d [Feb] 26 1880 aged [5] LILLIAN d Dec 2[4] 1886 aged 7 months WALTER RICHARD d Feb 13 1887 aged 20 GRACE MARGARET d April 5 1887 aged 13 also LMO ELIZABETH the beloved wife of RICHARD CHIDDENTON d Nov 18 1894 aged 50 also RICHARD CHIDDENTON husband of the above d Oct 5 1916 aged 74

Anna Margaret Apthorpe; Henry Campion Apthorpe

Inscription : [west face of plinth]In Loving Memory of HENRY CAMPION APTHORPE d Jan 5 1921 age 56 “What doth the Lord require but to do Justly, [love mercy] walk humbly with thy God” ‘[north face of plinth] Also of his wife ANNA MARGARET died Dec 29th 1962 aged 89 years She lived a good and useful life performing many kindnesses and is remembered with affection by her children, grand children and many friends.’

Harry Field; Sarah Ann (Lily) Field; Anna Laws; Robert Laws

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HARRY younger son of the late HENRY & SARAH ANN FIELD d Dec 1894 aged 19 a beautiful memory of ROBERT LAWS husband of ANNA LAWS b 15 Feb 1871 d 22 Nov 1936 In Loving Memory of SARAH ANN (LILY) eldest daughter of the late HENRY & SARAH FIELD b 29 Oct 1863 d 27 Apr 1938 also of ANNA wife of late ROBERT LAWS youngest daughter of the late HENRY & SARAH FIELD b 13 Sept 1873 d 14 Feb 1959

Edward Benton; Ellen Frances Benton; Fanny Benton; Frank Benton; Alicia Frances Conn

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDWARD BENTON d April 22 1884 aged 42 also his wife FANNY BENTON d March 7 1904 aged 62 also FRANK son of the above and devoted husband of ELLEN BENTON d Feb 27 1920 aged 47 and ALICIA FRANCES CONN daughter and grand daughter of the above d 5th July 1950 aged 44 also ELLEN FRANCES BENTON wife of FRANK BENTON d 11th Nov 1971 aged 82

Hannah Louisa Flack; Harriett Flack; Harry Walter Flack; Louisa Flack; Walter Robert Flack

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of HARRIETT the loving & beloved wife of WILLIAM FLACK d Jan 29th 1877 aged 46 also their loving children HANNAH LOUISA d August 2nd 1867 aged 5 interred at Bow (Tower Hamlets cemetery) WALTER ROBERT d March 10th 1867 aged 7 months HARRY WALTER d Jun 11th 1869 aged 9 months LOUISA d April 14th 1873 aged 12 months

Catharine Kett; George Kett; Maud Mary Kett; Catharine Sarah Roberts; Gerald Kett Roberts; Reginald George Haselwood Roberts

Inscription : cross 1 STTLMO MAUD MARY KETT b 1181868 d 1911952 CATHARINE wife of GEORGE KETT b 9th Aug 1834 d 4th Aug 1907 GEORGE KETT JP born at Wymondham June 4th 1836 died at Cambridge May 6th 1914 cross 2 (fallen) In Loving Memory of CATHARINE SARAH wife of REGINALD JOHN ROBERTS MB born at Cambridge August 23rd 1863 died at Lowestoft April 9th 1894 eldest daughter of GEORGE and CATHARINE KETT also of Cadet GERALD KETT ROBERTS RN their younger son who died at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth Treasured Memories of youth 31st March 1909 aged 15