Belinda Clare Reynolds

14th April 1966-14th April 2001



I have posted some of the tributes to my daughter together with some photographs, so that her friends, who could not attend the funeral, or the thanksgiving service afterwards, can see them. I have also added details of the inquest, and the progress in getting improvements in the systems which failed the family.

Belinda and her older sister Lucy (who died first).
As the two were only eighteen months apart they were very close - although of course they were in different classes at school.

Tribute from the Bucks Herald Newspaper

Cheerfully chatting with a young friend on her 35th birthday

Doggy Tributes

Her two dogs, Franci and Kayleigh

In competition with Franci

Her favourite charity - Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Clubhouse Tributes

[The Aylesbury Clubhouse]

During recent years Belinda enjoyed taking holidays all round the world including

New York, New Zealand, Peru, and Eurodisney.

Her last trip was to Iceland in 2000 to see some whales.

Belinda selected Are you A Reason and Angel in Your Pocket for distribution to her friends

The Funeral Service

The Thanksgiving Service

Belinda's final message to us all

Remember me with a Smile
Think of me at my best
Have fun everyone and party till the sun goes down
and the stars shine down on you
and remember
I'll be watching you!!!
That extra new bright star in the sky is me
Peaceful at last


Belinda's Inquest

Bucks Herald:      Inquest Day 1      Inquest Day 2      Front Page Article

Gazette:      Inquest Day 1      Inquest Day 2

Guardian:     Inquest Report

Family Press Release      Mind Press Release

Thank You

September 2002

An Independent NHS Review is to be held

At Professor Louis Appleby's request a written response has been submitted to the NHS Consultation Document
"National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England"
suggesting lessons than can be learnt from this sad case.

A verbal submission (with associated written notes), including details of the family's experiences, has been made to the "Review on Coroner Inquests" which is examining how the present laws should be changed to bring them into the 21st century.

October 2002

News of the Dogs - The Franci Trophy

A Possible Police Inquiry

January 2003

The NHS Review is due to start on 3rd February and information about the Police Inquiry has been passed to the Police Complaints Authority. Appropriate afterthoughts have been added in 2006 to the pages An Independent NHS Inquiry is to be held and A Possible Police Inquiry.

April 2011

Ten Years On - The Fatal Link

May 2018

I have just discovered a very detailed account of the Holloway C1 scandal in Toby Seddon's book "Punishment and Madness: Governing Prisoners with Mental Health Problems" in a section headed "Prisons and Mental Health under the Thatcher Administration."