51.58 – Frederick, Sarah Ann, Ann, Helen and Alice Lee

These striking sidestones were tumbled over and half-buried when we arrived, and the grave itself recorded but not fully; we’ve put it back together as best we can for now, and despite its humble appearance it holds one of the town’s storytellers: Frederick Lee, of the Todmorden Advertiser and protegee of Richard and Thomas Chambers. …

33.41 – John Joseph, Mary, John, Sarah Ellen, and Charlotte Turner

This story was told as part of our “Dead for the Holidays” 2023 tour. I love this story for one main reason—John Turner was a teacher.  It seems he was not just any teacher, either… he was someone who was absolutely dedicated to his profession, and had an impact on many lives.  It is all …

S7.1 – Alice Elizabeth, Mary, Sally, Thomas and Mary Ann Shackleton

The Shackletons were longstanding residents of Patmos both as Shackletons and Sutcliffes – and on the Sutcliffe side, were deemed important enough to be included in John Travis’s geneaology of the family. His inclusion of their little family unit is prematurely, briskly brief – names, issue, and their marital status. But he was right in …