Jim Strawbridge, on 27 April 2012 - 10:12 AM, said:
Thank you, Steve. Whilst her home was in Thanington she was lodging in Faversham whilst she was working at the munition works and, indeed, may have lived there before that. I am wondering if a burial at Thanington is a red herring and that she may have been interred at Faversham.
I must say I don't know about how these things work, but I would have thought if she is in the Thanington burial register, she would surely have to be buried in Thanington. I could understand having a service locally, but if she was buried in Faversham, then there shouldn't be any record for Thanington.
I looked at Google maps for Thanington last night to see if there was a mention of Lunchfield Cottages, or anything like it (although that could now refer to Faversham) and of course there was nothing. However, there was the local headquarters of the Kent Family History Society there, so I emailed them in case they could throw some light on the address or the name. Still awaiting a reply from them. I did get a reply early this morning from Canterbury Cathedral archives. Cressida Williams said they do hold more and she believes it may give us what we want. She can only make it available on a Tuesday and if it is fairly urgent (which I'm sure it is!). I replied that I would be away for a month but that I would let you know. So if you can't get to Canterbury yourself, is there another member who could take it on?
I'm getting more interested in this as time goes on, so I would be keen to know where you first came across her and how you know she is from Faversham. I'm more than willing to continue after my holiday, if it can wait, and come what may I really now need to get to the bottom of the mystery, so please keep me in the loop. Still no joy with the photos, but if the news from the Cathedral is good then they may be redundant anyway.