"My name is Simon Last and I set Charnwood Genealogy up as I have always had a passion for history and genealogy and have researched into my own family history over the last few years.
Having studied genealogy and obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogy through the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, I have helped several people discover their family history and developed their family trees.
Charnwood Genealogy offers a unique and friendly research service for those wishing to discover more about their own family history".
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Amongst these items were several memorial cards including one for George DIX my Great Great Uncle, who had died on the 3rd May 1890 aged only 22 and the wording said ‘who met with an accident on May 1st’ and this intrigued me to investigate further.
“Shock to system accidently knocked down and run over by railway truck – lived 2 days and 12 hours”