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 have faded from common knowledge. Thousands, no – millions of people have ended up in these remarkable valhallas and this blog seeks to highlight them, their achievements and the places where their mortal remains shall lie forever.
In May 2013 the Cemetery Club was founded by Sheldon K Goodman and Christina Owen: simply because there didn’t seem to be any mediators between the dead and the living online. Stories can be found here: stories of heroes and villains, inventors and actors, people who once lived, laughed, loved and cried – and that’s what this blog hopes to do; share their tales and the wonder of cemeteries as true museums of people.
Sheldon and Sam Perrin, joined by a growing band of Taphophiles, chronicle 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, Sam Perrin or Sheldon K Goodman, unless stated otherwise.