A memorial of a Derbyshire woman killed in a landslide in Dorset is to be unveiled.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
Mourners have gathered at the funeral of Charlotte Blackman, who died following a landslide in Dorset.
The funeral of Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire, who was killed in a landslide in Dorset took place yesterday.Read the full story ›
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”.
Tributes have been paid to a young woman who died after being buried under hundreds of tonnes of rocks following a massive landslip.
Charlotte Blackman from Heanor in Derbyshire was walking along a stretch of beach in Dorset when a cliff above her collapsed.
Emergency crews spent all day yesterday trying to find the 22 year old. But last night the search was called off after her body was found beneath the rocks.
Emotional tributes have been paid to 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman described as a ‘lively, fun-loving woman’Read the full story ›