A memorial of a Derbyshire woman killed in a landslide in Dorset is to be unveiled.
The funeral of Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire, who was killed in a landslide in Dorset took place yesterday.
Emotional tributes have been paid to 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman described as a ‘lively, fun-loving woman’
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.
An inquest has heard that a young woman from Derbyshire who was buried under a landslide, was killed almost instantly.
Charlotte Blackman died when a four hundred tonne section of cliff in Dorest collapsed on top of her.
The coroner at her inquest today said her death was a 'sudden act of nature' that could not have been predicted. Phil Brewster reports.
Coroner Sheriff Payne told the hearing that Miss Blackman's death could not have been predicted.
He said the National Trust, which owns a stretch of the beach where the tragedy happened, appeared to be doing all it could to warn visitors of the dangers presented by the 100ft cliffs.
– Coroner Sheriff Payne
"Sadly, Charlotte Blackman died as a result of an accident. It was a sudden act of nature that nobody could have predicted at that time."
A young woman from Heanor in Derbyshire, who was killed when she was trapped underneath a rockfall at a beach in Dorset, was "10ft from safety", an inquest heard today.
Charlotte Blackman, 22, was strolling along Freshwater Beach with her family when around 400 tonnes of rock from the Jurassic Coastline cliffs crashed down on top of her, killing her almost instantly.
The inquest at Dorchester County Hall today heard that she died accidentally, as the result of an "act of nature".
The inquest into the death of a 22-year-old from Derbyshire who was killed in a landslide in Dorset will resume today.
Charlotte Blackman, who was from Heanor in Derbyshire, was walking along the beach near Burton Bradstock in July, when 400 tonnes of rock from a cliff fell onto her.
She was on holiday with her family at the time. Today's hearing is at Dorchester County Hall and is expected to last for one day.
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.
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.
Flowers and tributes at Charlotte Blackman's funeral in Derbyshire today.
One of the tributes read: "we will love and miss you forever Charlotte".
Charlotte Blackman's funeral cortège arrives at Bramcote crematorium.
Mourners today wore flowers in memory of her.
She was killed last month when 400 tons of rock collapsed during a landslide on a Dorset beach.