Florence Nightingale’s death certificate goes on display

10:42 09 September 2013

The death certificates of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Florence Nightingale have gone on display.

Westminster City Council register office is moving to two new offices whilst its home at Old Marylebone Town Hall is refurbished as part of the council’s deal with London Business School.

As part of the move some certificates have been turned into displays which will be on show at the new temporary register offices, and eventually in the refurbished Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Among the items on display will be the marriage certificates of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw.

Alison Cathcart, Westminster Council’s Superintendant Registrar said: “We are very proud that we hold the records of some of the most historic births, deaths and marriages in our country’s history.

“We want the public to be able to see some of these treasures, rather than having them locked away in dusty tomes.”

The new office at Harrow Road, London, deals with registering births, registering deaths, the Nationality Checking Service and giving notice of marriage/civil partnership for ceremonies taking place outside of Westminster.

The office at Westminster City Hall deals with enquiries and ceremony bookings for marriages/civil partnerships, giving notice of marriage/civil partnership for ceremonies taking place in Westminster, and citizenship ceremonies.

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