We’re very excited to announce our first tour of 2018! Me and Sam are planning on delivering a whole load of walks, talks and tales this year to bang the drum on how marvellous cemeteries, and the people buried within them, are. I am very pleased to announce our first tour of the year celebrates […]Read More It Begins!
Primrose Hill offers one of the most beautiful views of London. I fulfilled an ambition recently when myself and the other half walked up its steep hill and saw the twinkling lights of skyscrapers, constructing cranes and houses. It was a view that ensured admirable silence from those who were also sharing our view – […]Read More The National Cemetery That Never Was
Many people who lie in our cemeteries would have known, even visited, one of London’s best known animals. When I was about 7 or 8 I visited London Zoo for the first time. This was back when elephants and rhinos were still being kept in central London, which, considering it was the mid-1990’s, is bewildering. […]Read More HRH (His Rolling Hulk)
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? 9. 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 9 Instagram Posts 2017
The redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge from visits by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future is as familiar to us now as the story of Jesus laying in his manger. It’s been interpreted into multiple versions featuring the Muppets, Alastair Sim and Jim Carrey. On my cemetery-bothering adventures I’ve often found myself standing in […]Read More The Top 6 Graves Associated with Dickens
In last week’s post you lucky readers were treated to a cockney singalong about an exhibition of strength that cemented the reputation of the first proper celebrity bodybuilder. This week we take a look at a man who sung the song and, for decades, has been nothing more than an aside compared to his far […]Read More Mr Marie Lloyd
An old song drifts through Tower Hamlets Cemetery in October 2017. History is full of old tunes and for our Halloween tour, myself and Pauly Kendrick sang Alec Hurley’s hit ‘The Strongest Man on Earth’ at his graveside. You know the song, don’t you? It was the song everyone was humming in November 1889. But why […]Read More The Strongest Man on Earth