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England Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent United Kingdom (UK) WW1

Saving Captain and Private Bennetts

Seems there’s more interesting stories in the Newcastle Staffordshire graveyard of Saint Margaret’s. .. I stumbled upon this gravestone at the rear of the old ancient cemetery. Seems we have there a gravestone that records the death of three brothers the Bennett family of Porthill during World War I  (1914 -1918). Two soldiers including Captain […]

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Culture England Legends & Myths Staffordshire United Kingdom (UK)

Who killed Sarah Smith?

At that time, Reverend Edward Sneyd was the vicar at St Margaret’s, of the powerful and wealthy Sneyd family, the lords of the manor. It seems unlikely that a murder accusation would be allowed to be written onto a gravestone in his churchyard without his knowledge and approval. Did the Rev Sneyd believe the story […]