Category Archives: American

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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The Most Incredible Article About the Civil War You’ll Ever Read

by Sheldon The blazing hulk of the USS Tulip burnt ferociously as 29 year old John Davis gasped for breath; his head erupting from the surface of the dark waters of the Potomac. Embers rained down from the sky – shouting aloud, in … Continue reading

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The Artists of Chiswick Old Cemetery

by Sheldon It’s long been an ambition of mine to go to the grave of William Hogarth. One of our greatest artists and political commentators: a man who more it less invented Have I Got News For You centuries before … Continue reading

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The Five Signatories (& An Englishman)

by Tina  Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia is a charming, small, historic cemetery in the city’s Old Town and is the final resting place of 5 of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence, of which Benjamin Franklin is … Continue reading

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Putting the Rave in Graveyard: Death Salon in Philadelphia

A Stateside jaunt for our offering today as Cemetery Club member and London tour Guide Tina Hodgkinson writes of her visit to the the Death Salon Conference in Philadelphia earlier this month! Megan Rosenbloom welcoming delegates to the Death Salon I … Continue reading

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The Lost Docks, Prince and Engineer of Southwark

by Sheldon On a chilly Sunday morning, Steve and I went to Bermondsey tube station to go on a tour of Thames-side Southwark, led by the charismatic Tim Thomas (who wore the best flat cap I’ve ever seen). An actor (gleefully telling … Continue reading

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The Strangest of Resting Places

A once household name who’s works were considered as mighty as those written by Handel, his catalogue is now little known. This man overcame deplorable racism and utilised a talent that had him admired by the likes of Gilbert, Stanford and … Continue reading

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