Category Archives: Memorial

The Albion Disaster

by Sheldon Now that I’m working amongst the glass towers of Canary Wharf, the history of Docklands is of particular interest to me at the moment. I regularly find myself stalking the exhibits of the Museum of London during my … Continue reading

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Scar of the Somme

One hundred years ago tomorrow, a terrible event happened that would change the face of British warfare, forever robbing the lives of men and boys, not to mention sons, daughters, nieces and nephews who would never get the chance to be … Continue reading

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Horror in The Dark – The Bethnal Green Tube Station Disaster of 1943 and its Memorial

by Christina It’s funny- you can live in London for years, and every so often you still come across an area of the city you have never been to and know nothing about. I have lived on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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The Bronze Angels of London

by Sheldon Graveyards up and down the land have silent Guardians. Heads in their hands, leaning in grief against a monument, they are numerous in our cities of the dead. Two beautiful Angels have been silently guarding the long-gone; embodying the feuds … Continue reading

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Outside London: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

  by Christina In Berlin, we went to see the Holocaust Memorial. It was raining as we arrived. The memorial is rows and rows of concrete blocks – they go back and back and back. They start off at knee … Continue reading

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 The Red Coats of Chelsea

The Chelsea Pensioners are one of the first things people think of when the name ‘Chelsea’ is mentioned, alongside the flower show and reality TV programme. The red coats and tricorn hats are an iconic part of British culture. In … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (How Do They Get Their Rest?)

by Sheldon If you’ve ever loved the roar of traffic and the screaming engines of passenger aircraft, there is one cemetery that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Located near the idyllic Chiswick House and beautiful A136, behind the … Continue reading

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