Propaganda Posters of WW1

Please click on all the links as you read through this post – there are hundreds more World War 1 propaganda posters to look at.  When Britain went to war in 1914, it only had a small, professional army. There was no policy of national service in place as there was in countries like France […]

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Flowers Die and Hair Grows

by Christina Let’s start today with some fun facts that will become relevant further on. First of all, did you know that the practice of putting flowers on graves was used in Ancient Rome in order to give the spirits a comforting and decorative environment in which to roam about? (Although the practice of laying […]

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Cousins at Kensal and Camera Chaos

By Nick  I believe I was first introduced to you as, ‘The third silent member of Cemetery Club’ in Sheldon’s prior post Capturing the Moment. I am Nick, Sheldon’s cousin, graveyard lover, photography enthusiast and not so silent after all. I decided to make my debut post after some gentle persuasion by Sheldon, I was […]

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If You Seek His Monument

Celebrated author Charles Dickens stipulated that his legacy would be his books: yet a memorial was unveiled in Portsmouth in 2014 to celebrate his 202nd birthday. He stated in his will that ‘I conjure to my friends on no account to make me the subject of any monument, memorial or testimonial whatsoever’. This has been […]

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