Category Archives: opinion

Ain’t It Grand To Be Bloomin’ Well Dead – Cemetery on Film

‘Some people there were praying for me soul I said, ‘It’s the first time I’ve been off the dole!’ Look at the mourners, bloomin’ well sozzled Ain’t it grand, to be bloomin’ well dead!’ One of the most striking things … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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