Category Archives: India

The Importance of Being Bristol

Today we welcome Mark to the Cemetery Club fold! Mark is the Archives Assistant at the Bristol Archives. Mark’s job involves working with the public, low-level conservation and public presentations such as behind the scenes tours and lectures. Hello! Welcome … 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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