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 lunch hour and last week I paid a visit to Tunnel, the Archaeology of Crossrail where I learnt […]

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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 born. This week, we invite Westminster Guide Charlie Foreman of London War Walks  to give […]

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The Bronze Angels of London

Two beautiful angels have been silently guarding the people buried beneath. These seraphs are in London; one is very well known, the other – practically unheard of. Hidden away behind a toolshed and overshadowed by a tree. Today, Cemetery Club is off to a two cemeteries in south west and south east London to look […]

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The Men in Scarlet

by Sheldon Mention the name ‘Chelsea’ and two things spring to mind; the iconic flower show or the Pensioners who reside in a fine building on the River Thames, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Their red coats and tricorn hats are an iconic part of British culture. In a quiet part of Brompton Cemetery, a […]

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