by Christina There was a time before London’s old abandoned train stations were abandoned and old. Back then, they were current, and in use. One day they stopped being so. And a new age began, in which they became History. We tend to know about the more famous ones. Aldwych station, for example, an abandoned […]Read More The Trains Don’t Stop Here Anymore:- A New Dead Space In South London
A smartphone game in which you wander the real world with your eyes glued to your phone screen as you hunt around a Google-Maps style landscape for virtual creatures that you can catch and collect?! You can find them in parks. You can find them in the street. And surprise, surprise – you can find […]Read More Do Pokémon Go and Cemeteries Mix? Let’s Find Out…
by Christina I would apologise for the ‘clickbait’ title but I really like it. If you clicked on it purely to find out what happened when me and my mum got caught in a downpour at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park a couple of months back then you are in for a treat! The conclusion to […]Read More We Went On A Walk Around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in a Rainstorm…You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next!
By Christina I have a leaflet in front of me about The Friends of Nunhead Cemetery. They gave it to me when I visited their stall at Nunhead Open Day on Saturday. It costs £2 a year to join and I’m going to sign up right after I write this post. The leaflet says ‘Nunhead […]Read More Rubbing Shoulders With The Living: A Great Day Out At Nunhead Open Day
by Christina A few Sunday’s ago I wasn’t feeling my best and fancied a walk. I got my books about cemeteries out and found that the two grand Camberwell cemeteries were just down the road, and that they were within a mile of each other. Dan and I got in the car and went a-visitin’. […]Read More It’s Getting Crowded In Here: A Visit to Camberwell Old & New
by Christina It’s funny- you can live in London for years, and every so often you still come across an area of the city you have never been to and know nothing about. I have lived on the outskirts of London for most of my 32 years, and I had never been to Bethnal Green […]Read More Horror in The Dark – The Bethnal Green Tube Station Disaster of 1943 and its Memorial
If you’re looking for a grand Victorian era cemetery in London, the guidebooks will direct you to Brompton or Highgate. But Nunhead? Where even IS it? Here’s why it’s worth finding out… by Christina My cemetery books are keen to stress that Nunhead, the 6th of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian cemeteries of London, is in […]Read More Reasons To Visit Nunhead Cemetery