Graveyards. Cemeteries. Spooky, No?
Well, No, they’re not. Burial Grounds are like libraries – admittedly, Libraries of the dead – beautiful spaces which are now cradles for nature, heritage and remarkable stories that time has faded from common knowledge. Thousands, no – millions of people have ended their stories in these remarkable grounds and this blog seeks to highlight them and the places where their mortal remains shall lie forever.
In May 2013, Cemetery Club was founded: an appreciation society that celebrates these often overlooked and misunderstood places. Stories can be found here: stories of heroes and villains, inventors and actors, people who once lived, laughed, loved and cried.
Joined by a growing band of Taphophiles, we post every Monday; chronicling these amazing spaces as well as the people buried within them and more alternative places of remembrance, such as the Skateboard Graveyard, Crossbones and the remains of the Heygate Estate in South London.
All photographs on the site by Christina Owen (Iris Jones Photography) or Sheldon Kingsley Goodman, unless stated otherwise.