Category Archives: opinion

Do Animals Mourn Us?

By Sam Right, dear reader, prepare yourself for a beast of a post (pun most certainly intended). For some people, losing a pet can be as devastating as losing a human member of the family. Londoners lacking gardens could lay … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, History, opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Highgate?

by Sheldon  Highgate Cemetery is asking for ideas on how to be a sustainable place of burial for years to come. This is important for many reasons. Firstly, it’s easily the best known Cemetery in the UK and the fact … Continue reading

Posted in Crematorium, Heritage, History, opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Big Fat Goths Explore Arnos Vale

‘It seems that there is a rise in tombstone tourism’ started the article. Within the past month or so, awareness to cemeteries as places to visit in the capacity of a social/educational form rather than as a place of remembrance has … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Heritage, opinion, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Your Digital Legacy

by Sheldon Although a third of British adults (32%) think about dying and death at least once a week, 72% of the public believe that people in Britain are uncomfortable discussing dying, death and bereavement. Hopefully, this statistic will be … Continue reading

Posted in Advertisement, Memorial, opinion, Speeches | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Libraries, Castles & Fear of the Dark: What I’ve Mostly Been Doing This Week

By Christina It’s been a busy week for both Sheldon and myself. We haven’t had time to catch up properly, and aside from a mistakenly sent Whatsapp message from Sheldon to me wishing me well on my upcoming trip to … Continue reading

Posted in opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christina Owen Interview

by Sheldon A few weeks back, Christina took the novel idea of approaching me to see what it was that made me so interested in death, remembrance and my interest in the lost worlds where greats such as Karl Marx … Continue reading

Posted in Interview, opinion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Memorial, opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment