Author Archives: SheldonKGoodman

About SheldonKGoodman

I'm Sheldon, a City of Westminster guide with a passion for exploring the environment around us. I have an extensive and deep interest in cemeteries and the people buried within them: it's a fascinating story and mix of characters who have all contributed to the world of today. Writing for www.cemeteryclub.co.uk, I hope to bring some of these people and places back to life and reveal their achievements, interests and lives.

Springtime in the Extra Mural

by Sheldon I was making full use of my recent membership of the British Library and delving into their archives to explore ye olde books on Cemeteries. I came across one such book that was written in the 1860’s for … Continue reading

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The Albion Disaster

by Sheldon Now that I’m working amongst the glass towers of Canary Wharf, the history of Docklands is of particular interest to me at the moment. I regularly find myself stalking the exhibits of the Museum of London during my … Continue reading

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Meet the (Real) Eastenders

by Sheldon This Saturday, let us take you on  trip back in time (without a TARDIS, sadly) to the East-End. This isn’t the East End of coffee shops, vintage stores and cereal cafes. This is the East End where war … Continue reading

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

This year we’ve been traipsing amongst the stones finding some of the hidden lives and wonders you’ll find in a Cemetery and other spaces. If you missed them, here are our top 5 posts from 2016! 1. Exploring Hyde Park’s Hidden … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas in Heaven

by Sheldon And so closes another year. A year that seems to have robbed us of more heroes and icons than usual. Our post detailing the loss of Bowie, it seems, was a warning call for 2016 – Prince, Muhammed … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes

by Sheldon As the world goes mad and Summer has made way for Autumn, on a rare day off I decided to have a stroll around North London, in a haven of peace and tranquility. And it wasn’t around a … Continue reading

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A Story of Selflessness in the Shadow of war

By Sheldon As we pause and remember the sacrifices made all those years ago, here’s a true story that I often tell as part of my Tower Hamlets Cemetery tour. This story of heroism from a legend on the Battlefield … Continue reading

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