Category Archives: India

The Importance of Being Bristol

Today we welcome Mark to the Cemetery Club fold! Mark is a lover history and works with the public, in low-level conservation and performs public presentations such as behind the scenes tours and lectures. Hello! Welcome to stage 1 of … Continue reading

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‘Incomparably Grave, Severe and Beautiful…’

by Sheldon I’ll never forget the sight of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s son swinging on a Union flag on the Cenotaph in 2011, as part of the student demonstrations. The outrage that it caused, and the excuse that he … Continue reading

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The Uncomfortable Hero

By Sheldon Thousands of mourners crammed themselves into the Colonnades to witness the gun-carriage that bore the remains of a national hero. He was one of the many men who’s lives had been cut tragically short by a new kind … Continue reading

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In a Quiet Part of India

by Sheldon Previous readers to this blog, specifically those who’ve read the ‘about‘ page, will know I have Indian ancestry. My family went out to India in the early eighteenth Century to exploit various new opportunities within the East India Company and … Continue reading

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