Irish at the South Pole

A continent so vast and desolate it contains 90% of the world’s sheet ice. Its discoverer? An Irishman, who rests in a cemetery on the English south coast… Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery. The monuments and tombs here are an everlasting festival of Victorian Sussex. I love it here; it’s one of my favourite cemeteries. I’ve […]

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Adventures of a Country Home

This post was written by cemetery tour guide and researcher Sam Perrin. The Hayes positively radiates history. It’s a gorgeous old mansion that could easily double as the set of a whodunit murder mystery with links to St Pancras Station, as well as being the site of a daring wartime escape! Built by Francis Wright […]

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What Becomes of Us After Death?

…Hiram Maxim had an idea. Hiram Maxim is the dictionary definition of an eccentric. An American by birth, he was also an inventor – creating a type of inhaler and a machine gun. You could argue he’s responsible for filling up most of the world’s cemeteries with the latter device, although in his own lifetime when […]

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The Grave of Captain Danny

As part of Remembrance Day, Cemetery Club looks into a forgotten hero whose grave in Stoke Newington has been forgotten…until now. Watch the clip below… Overseen by Field Marshal George Milne, 1st Baron Milne,  the founder of a plucky band of soldiers was commemorated by his comrades.  The Old Contemptibles is a name I’ve found […]

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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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