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Coroners report in the newspaper

Location
Brum
From
England
I'm trying to get hold of the coroners report for my mothers death. Her name was Eileen Wilkes (nee Vaughan) and she died 31st Dec 1977. I have her death certificate which states an inquest was held on 8th Feburary 1978. I've been in touch with the coroner for the Barking / Dagenham district who have said that the reports are distroyed after 15 years so no joy there.

I have heard that often most of the detail from the reports are printed in the local newspapers but not being from that area I have no idea what the local papers where and a google now shows that there are a lot currently.

Any idea how to progress this search?

Regards
Jen
 
The newspapers you need are the Barking and Dagenham Post, or slightly more peripheral Newham Recorder or Ilford Recorder

I am a little suprised that they claim to destroy coronors records after 15 years. Did you go to the Romford Coroners Office or the Walthamstow office?

Might be worth a follow up enquiry with a different person. The details of the file may be destoyed but the verdict and official cause of death are in the public domain.

It also might be worth asking the coroners office which undertakes they ussed for Coroners removals and then asking the undertaker what records they have. The CO-OP used to be a major business in that area

Hope thats of hellp

dochines
 
Hi Lady Flippers,

A quick phone call to my wife confirms what I suspected . In 1977 she was a reporter on the Barking and Dagenham Post. She is sure you will be able to look it up at their offices. If you care to let me have a few details of her death it is highly likely my wife will remember reporting the inquest as in 1977-1978 it was her job!! if the details are sensitive please send the details as a private message. She has an amazing memory!

dochines
 
Hi Lady Flippers,

A quick phone call to my wife confirms what I suspected . In 1977 she was a reporter on the Barking and Dagenham Post. She is sure you will be able to look it up at their offices. If you care to let me have a few details of her death it is highly likely my wife will remember reporting the inquest as in 1977-1978 it was her job!! if the details are sensitive please send the details as a private message. She has an amazing memory!

dochines

Wow dochines what an amazing reply! I was hoping for someone to know what newspapers to try and contact at best. I'm almost speechless!

PM is on it's way and thank you so much :)
 
Hi Lady Flippers,

A quick phone call to my wife confirms what I suspected . In 1977 she was a reporter on the Barking and Dagenham Post. She is sure you will be able to look it up at their offices. If you care to let me have a few details of her death it is highly likely my wife will remember reporting the inquest as in 1977-1978 it was her job!! if the details are sensitive please send the details as a private message. She has an amazing memory!

dochines

Hmmm I don't seem to be able to send a private message, perhaps because I don't have many posts ... are you able to PM me so I can reply. If not then please email

email address removed for your security and privacy. When you have made 4 moderated posts, then you can use the PM(Private Message) facility to give your details privately. Sorry.:(

Steve.:)
 
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