On the final day of the conference, in addition to the workshops we have planned, we will also be running a cemetery walk at the Southampton Old Cemetery on The Common.
We will begin by introducing us to the cemetery, and we will then start our journey at the grave of the first individual buried in the cemetery. The first individual to be buried here was a young boy, and his parents are buried nearby. We will then hear a variety of stories about murder motivated by love, jealousy, and hate, as well as cautionary tales before the introduction of health and safety.
A few of the fascinating stories covered include....
Sibling Rivalry: Hear about the sisters who were killed by their brother, their inquest was held in the local Alexandra Pub, and while crowds lined the pavement at the sisters' funeral their killer was buried at the dead of night... in the same grave.
Who done it?: Then there's the story of Angelina Faithful - found dead in bed, covered in blood, with a razor in her hand. Did she commit suicide, or was she murdered? Did her lover ran shortly after her death - but did he have a part to play in her death? Forensics was still in it's infancy, but may have held the key to solving this mystery.
Poor little George...: And the sad story of one year old George Simpson - he was an illegitimate but well loved child, so how did this poor boy end up in a paupers grave with 18 others?
Want to find out more? We will be posting more information closer to the time - but for now, make sure you keep Sunday morning (26th March) free for this. You won't want to miss it!