Occasionally I find gems from the archives that were published years ago by my cemetery and graveyard-loving predecessors – and this particular one deserves to be seen my living eyes once more. The following words originally appeared in ‘The Bizarre Notes and Queries in History, Folk-lore, Mathematics, Mysticism, Art, Science, Etc‘ that was published by […]Read More The Graves of English Poets
Take a trip to an historic cemetery just outside central Amsterdam and see where peacocks and Dutch celebrities reside hand in hand I’m in Amsterdam once a month nowadays and like any good cemetery enthusiast, I’m loving the opportunity to explore another city’s past and its dead. I took a tram to Amsterdam RAI and […]Read More Rust in Vrede: A Trip to Zorgvlied Cemetery
As 2017 makes way for 2018, I thought I’d highlight the nine most liked photos from our Instagram account – a lovely mix of photos and history: what’s your favourite? 8. The Biggest Bonsai Tree Did you know the man who created the area called ‘King’s Cross’ in London also created the world’s biggest Bonsai […]Read More Our Top 8 Instagram Posts 2017
I’m sure many of you have found yourself asking this exact question when walking through the concourse; eyeing the massive queue of people waiting patiently to clutch on to the luggage trolley that’s on its way to Platform 9 3/4. It’s all down to one man. An entrepreneur who, had he been alive today, would have […]Read More Why Is King’s Cross Called ‘King’s Cross’?
Google ‘famous graves in London’ and you’re assaulted by the usual suspects – these lists generally include Emmeline Pankhurst, John Bunyan and perhaps the best known of them all – Karl Marx. There’s no denying the above named peoples influence and legacy but there are others whose graves are just as interesting – be it […]Read More The Alternative Top 10 Graves of London
by Sheldon Hello everyone! Here at the Cemetery Club mausoleum we’ve been busy sorting out events for the summer and we’re pleased to announce our next tour will be brand spanking new and will be around Hampstead Cemetery! It’s a lovely place to have a stroll and you get a sense that in the 140-odd […]Read More Our Next Tour is Live!
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 the Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery; imagine Bradshaw’s Guide, which was written as a timetable and guide to […]Read More Strolls in the Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery
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 Ali, Gene Wilder – all people who have massively influenced culture in the past few […]Read More It’s Christmas in Heaven
Agatha Christie, the world’s best selling author, was born on 15th September 1890 in Torquay. She is know as the Queen of Crime for her detective fiction stories and her two most famous detectives are Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. She is also the only female playwright to have had three productions in London’s West End […]Read More A Visit to Agatha Christie’s Grave
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 the medium that transmits it was created. There’s a print that shows his tomb, newly constructed, give […]Read More The Artists of Chiswick Old Cemetery