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    Exclamation Liverpool Grave Yards

    LIVERPOOL tourist chiefs are hoping to attract tourists - by promoting the city's graveyards.

    Cemeteries like Paris's Pere Lachaise and London's Highgate attract thousands of visitors.

    Liverpool may not be able to boast a Jim Morrison, but it does have 60's crooner Michael Holliday.

    And while Highgate is the well-known final resting place of Karl Marx, Liverpool has its own renowned socialist writer.

    Liverpool's cemeteries are an "untapped tourist resource" according to Cllr Berni Turner, executive member for heritage and environment. more

    Who lies in a Liverpool's Cemetaries then?

    St James's cemetery

    William Taylor Barry - United States senator, Governor of Kentucky and Postmaster General of the US.

    Colonel Thomas Colby - head of the Ordnance Survey

    Sarah Biffin - armless dwarf artist who painted portraits of British monarchs and befriended Charles D!ckens.

    Edward Rushton - blind anti-slavery campaigner. Formed the Liverpool School for the Blind.


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    Captain John Oliver - served on the Victory with Nelson at Trafalgar.

    Captain Elisha Lindsay Halsey - stabbed to death by his ship's cook, John Kent of Liverpool, who successfully pleaded self-defence.

    Catherine 'Kitty' Wilkinson - set up the first city washhouse as a cholera epidemic raged.

    William Harrison - first captain of the Brunel-built iron ship the Great Eastern. The main mast stands out-side The Kop.

    William Lynn - father of the Grand National.

    A mausoleum marks the final resting place of William Huskisson, Liverpool MP and the first person to be killed by a train when run over by Stephenson's Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool-Manchester line in 1830.

    Walton cemetery

    Robert Tressell - writer of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. In August 1910, he travelled to Liverpool to arrange passage to Canada, but he was admitted to the Royal Infirmary where he later died of TB-related illnesses. He was buried in Walton cemetery in 1911, opposite the prison, in a grave with 12 other 'paupers'.

    The grave was not located until 1970 when money raised by local socialists paid for an engraved headstone, now badly weathered.

    James William Carling - illustrated many of Edgar Allen Poe's works.
    West Derby cemetery

    James Glanister
    - survived The Charge of the Light Brigade.

    There is also the grave of a man killed on the Titanic.

    Anfield cemetery

    Michael Holliday - singer in the 60s who had a number one hit with Story Of My Life and provided the voice of sheriff Tex Tucker from the series Four Feather Falls. Buried under his real name, Norman Alexander Milne.

    James Maybrick - cotton merchant suspected of being Jack the Ripper. His wife was convicted of his murder by poisoning.

    William Wallace - "The Man From The Pru" successfully appealed after being found guilty of the murder of his wife. The murder remains a mystery.

    Michael James Whitty - first head constable of Liverpool police and fire brigade, went on to found the ECHO's sister paper, the Daily Post.

    Some famous names in Anfield include Alf Garnett, Jimmy Tarbuck, Tommy Cooper, Billy Connolly and Jimmy Hill though they are not the celebrity ones.

    There is also a young man called Dolphin Fish.

    Toxteth cemetery

    James Dunwoody Bulloch - Shipping agent for the confederates in the American civil war who bought ships built in Lairds.

    James Picton - architect and surveyor who gave the city Wavertree's Picton clock.

    Samuel Graves - famous Liverpool MP commemorated by a statue in St George's Hall.

    Sir John Bent - owner of Bents' brewery.
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    If I ever go to London again, I'd love to visit Highgate.

    St Jame's is nice too when there not littering it. The Huskisson tomb is badly full of litter!

    Been near Anfield cemetry but never seen Maybricks grave which has been damaged because people believed he was the ripper!
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    'Jack the Ripper'
    Apr 17 2006
    By Sam Lister, Daily Post

    HIS blood-curdling crimes and mystery identity have made him one of Britain's most notorious killers.

    But some experts believe Jack the Ripper was a Liverpool cotton merchant at the centre of a Victorian scandal that changed the future of British law.

    James Maybrick died from alleged arsenic poisoning and his wife Florence was convicted of his murder. Since then, however, her guilt has been in doubt, while he has become a prime suspect in the Ripper murders.

    A guided tour around Liverpool, stopping off at the couple's old haunts, has been launched for those interested in finding out more about the mystery.

    Appropriately it began on Grand National weekend - a key date in the Maybrick scandal.

    It is believed it was at Aintree the couple had a row that may have sparked murderous intent in both.

    Lesley Delves, tourism project manager at Liverpool Culture Company, said: "It is a fascinating case, particularly in light of the Jack the Ripper connections and there is a lot of local interest.

    "Maybrick had the motive and the opportunity to be Jack the Ripper.

    "We wanted to launch it to coincide with the Grand National because the couple had a huge row there that may have led them both to murder."

    Diaries claimed to belong to James Maybrick were discovered in 1992 filled with supposed confessions to the string of horrific prostitute murders.

    The authenticity of the diaries is still being debated by "ripperologists" and forensic experts and opinions vary.

    But Maybrick was also the apparent victim of a murder himself which resulted in the country's most sensational court trial of the time, held at St George's Hall.

    His wife, a young American, was accused of poisoning him with arsenic extracted from fly papers.

    Mysteriously, although a well-known arsenic addict, exhumation of Maybrick's body showed no traces of the drug.

    In 1889, she was sentenced to be hanged to public outcry, but the sentence was dramatically changed to life imprisonment four days before her date of execution.

    Despite numerous appeals, Florence remained in prison and was released after 15 years, dying in obscurity in Connecticut, in 1941, at the age of 79.

    The outcome of the case caused a public outcry. Justice James Fitzjames Stephen who presided over the trial of Florence was a well-respected official until his handling of this trial, but was, only a few years after the verdict, confined to an asylum as a result of his mental incapacity.

    In 1907, Britain's Court of Criminal Appeal was introduced, primarily as a result of the case and she was widely regarded to have been not only a victim of a miscarriage of justice but also of Jack the Ripper.

    Ms Delves added: "It is the only Ripper-related tour outside London and has lots of interesting stop-offs."

    The Maybrick trail will be led by a Blue or Green Badge Guide through the Victorian streets of Liverpool at the centre of the scandal.

    It begins at the 08 Place in Whitechapel on Thursdays and Fridays with extended weekend tours venturing into Aigburth taking in Battlecrease House, the Maybricks' home, and the chemist's where Florence purchased the flypapers.

    For more information, call 0151 233 2008 or call into the 08 Place in Whitechapel. Tickets are 4.50.

    Source: icLiverpool

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    Has anyone got any idea where John Lennon was buried(?) because I've never heard anybody mention it before.

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    He wasn't. He was cremated. Think Yoko's still got the ashes. Not sure where they're kept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia
    He wasn't. He was cremated. Think Yoko's still got the ashes. Not sure where they're kept.
    I was thinking he may have been cremated but that has done my head in for ages because no one knew for sure,thanks for clearing that up for me.

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