Graveyards. Cemeteries. Spooky, No?
Well, No, they’re not. Burial Grounds are like libraries – admittedly, libraries of the dead – beautiful spaces which are until recently haven’t been appreciate for their contribution and use as cultural resources of art and history. 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 are.
In May 2013 the Cemetery Club was founded. Stories of heroes and villains, inventors and actors, people who once lived, laughed, loved and cried – that’s what this blog hopes to do; to retell their tales, keep alive their stories and promote the wonder of cemeteries as true museums of people.
Sheldon K. Goodman is a qualified City of Westminster Guide whose passion is the past, our changing landscape and what went on before us. As well as being a merry Cemetery enthusiast, Sheldon leads tours around Bloomsbury, Westminster and Marylebone as well as being one of the creators and official guides that leads the yearly Pride in London LGBTQ Walk examinging the history of Saucy Soho.