Degree Ceremony For Landslide Victim

The parents of 22-year-old Derbyshire woman Charlotte Blackman, who died following a landslide in Dorset will collect her degree today.

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Parents to collect degree of daughter killed in cliff collapse

Charlotte Blackman was a student at the University of Derby and died when a cliff collapsed on a beach in Dorset last July Credit: Family photo

The parents of a woman killed in a landslide will collect her first class honours degree today.

Charlotte Blackman was a student at the University of Derby and died when a cliff collapsed on a beach in Dorset last July.

Bench memorial for landslide victim Charlotte Blackman

by ITV Central

The family of the Dorset landslide victim, Charlotte Blackman, will shortly unveil a bench in her memory.

Charlotte, from Heanor in Derbyshire, died two months ago while holidaying on the Dorset coast. Her family have travelled from their home to the Freshwater Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock.

The bench in memory of Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV

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Funeral of landslide victim, full report

by Phil Brewster

Today hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects at the funeral of 22-year-old Derbyshire woman Charlotte Blackman who was killed in a landslide.

The tragedy struck when Charlotte was on holiday with her family and boyfriends in Dorset, as they walked along the beach.

The landslide which sent 400-tonnes of rocks falling onto the beach happened on Tuesday 24th July, the record levels of rain fall, followed by soaring temperatures is thought to be the reason for the cliff giving way.

During the service, her family described her as a beautiful young lady who will be sadly missed.

Tributes paid to Charlotte Blackman at her funeral

Funeral flowers for Charlotte Blackman
Funeral flowers for Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Central
Flowers in the shape of a butterfly for Charlotte Blackman
Flowers in the shape of a butterfly for Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Central
Tributes for Charlotte
Tributes for Charlotte Credit: ITV Central
Tribute reads 'you were torn away from our lives but will remain in our hearts forever'
Tribute reads 'you were torn away from our lives but will remain in our hearts forever' Credit: ITV Central

Flowers and tributes at Charlotte Blackman's funeral in Derbyshire today.

One of the tributes read: "we will love and miss you forever Charlotte".

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Mourners wear flowers in memory of Charlotte

Mourners wear flowers in memory of Charlotte
Mourners wear flowers in memory of Charlotte Credit: ITV Central
Mourners at Charlotte's funeral today
Mourners at Charlotte's funeral today Credit: ITV Central
Flowers for Charlotte
Flowers for Charlotte Credit: ITV Central
Mourners remember Charlotte Blackman
Mourners remember Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Central

Mourners at the funeral of Charlotte Blackman wear flowers in memory of her.

The 22-year-old Derbyshire woman who died following a landslide in Dorset often wore flowers in her hair.

Charlotte Blackman with a flower in her hair
Charlotte Blackman with a flower in her hair Credit: Blackman family

Geological report shows landslide was caused by number of factors

An report from the British Geological Survey has shown that the landslide that killed Charlotte Blackman from Heanor in Derbyshire was caused by a number of factors, including the recent wet weather.

The Landslide Response Team visited the site in Dorset and found that fractures in the rock, from coastal erosion and bad weather, had undermined the cliff.

“For this time of year, there have been an unusually large number of landslide events. This is reflected in the BGS National Landslide Database records which show 13 similar events have occurred in the past month. This is more than 10 times what might normally be expected at this time of year”.

– Dr Helen Reeves, Head of the Landslide Response Team at the BGS
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