Armitage, Graham b. 1935 d. March 6, 1999 Actor. He was born in Manchester, England and died in South Africa. His film and television credits include "Cry, the Beloved Country," "Kickboxer 5," "Daisy," "The Gods Must Be Crazy III," "Going Bananas," "Shaka Zulu,""Open All Hours," "The Naked Civil Servant,""Two's Company," "Wodehouse Playhouse," "Nearest and Dearest," "Z Cars," "The Boy Friend,""Public Eye," "The Devils," "The Music Lovers," "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes,""Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)," "The First Churchills," "...[Read More] (Bio by: Genet) Manchester Crematorium, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Driver, Harry b. May 13, 1931 d. November 25, 1973 Television Writer. He was born in Manchester, England. Film and Television credits include "Bootsie and Snudge," "Love Thy Neighbour," "For the Love of Ada," "Love Thy Neighbour," "Spring and Autumn," "Mike and Bernie," "Bless This House," "Two in Clover," "Nearest and Dearest," "Best of Enemies," "Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width," "That's Show Business," "Pardon the Expression," "The Villains," "The Odd Man," "Coronation Street," and "Here's Harry." (Bio by: Genet) Manchester Crematorium, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Jones, William b. 1839 d. April 15, 1913 Victoria Cross Recipient. Private at Rorke's Drift. William Jones was born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England. A private in the 2nd Battalion/24th Regiment of Foot in Natal, Jones was a member of the British defense force at Rorke's Drift. In the afternoon of January 22, 1879, a Zulu force attacked the small British supply outpost at Rorke's Drift. Defended by only 131 soldiers, of which 39 were in the hospital, against almost 4,000 Zulu warriors, the men held out against unceasing Zulu...[Read More] Philips Park Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Marks, Michael b. June, 1859 d. December 31, 1907 Businessman. A co-founder of Marks and Spencer merchandizing chain, he was born in Slonim, Russia and came as a penniless refugee from the anti-Semitic pogroms there to Stockton-on-Tees in 1881. Starting with a peddler’s tray he followed fairs and markets hawking his wares until 1884 when he was lent five pounds by Isaac Dewhirst that enabled him to set up a trestle stall in an open market at Leeds. Within ten years he was operating eight penny bazaars. He still used the wording he had on his...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Old Jewish Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England Plot: Small stone obeslisk.
Peterloo Memorial d. August 16, 1819 Om 16th August 1819 a crowd gathered in St. Peter's Field, manchester, to hear the radical orator Henry Hunt, who favoured annual parliaments and the extension of the vote. The military, fearing insurrection, charged the peaceful and unarmed crowd. In the ensuing melee, 15 died, one shot, the rest sabred or trampled. The event was referred to as 'Peterloo' in mocking reference to the battle of Waterloo, and became a landmark in the progress to universal suffrage. Note: there is now a new red...[Read More] (Bio by: David Conway) Cause of death: sabred and/or trampled Saint Peters Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Reade, Pauline b. 1947 d. July 12, 1963 Murder Victim. At age 16, she vanished on the way to a local dance. She had the misfortune of coming across Myra Hindley and Ian Brady the infamous 'Moors Murderers' She was aquainted with Hindley and thought nothing of going to help her look for a glove she had lost on Saddleworth Moor. Once there she was assaulted by Brady and buried in a shallow grave, where her body lay undiscovered for over 20 years. In June 1987 Hindley was taken out of prison to the moors where she tried to help police...[Read More] (Bio by: Lisa) Gorton Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England Plot: Plot GG Grave 406
Readitt, John b. January 19, 1897 d. June 9, 1964 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, England, he served as a Private in the 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, British Army. On February 25, 1917 at Alqayat-al-Gaharbigah Bend, Mesopotamia, Private Readitt advanced five times along a water-course in the face of heavy machine-gun fire at very close range, being the sole survivor on each occasion. These advances drove the enemy back and about 300 yards of the water-course was made good in an hour. After his officer had...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Gorton Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire, England