Category Archives: People

The Importance of Being Bristol

Today we welcome Mark to the Cemetery Club fold! Mark is the Archives Assistant at the Bristol Archives. Mark’s job involves working with the public, low-level conservation and public presentations such as behind the scenes tours and lectures. Hello! Welcome … Continue reading

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The Alternative Top 10 Graves of London

by Sheldon Google ‘famous graves in London’ and you’re assaulted by the usual suspects –  these lists generally include Emmeline Pankhurst, John Bunyan and perhaps the best known of them all – Karl Marx. There’s no denying the above named … Continue reading

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The Queen of Fire 

by Sam Frederick Garibaldi Rogers broke down as he presented evidence at the inquest into the death of his estranged wife, Minnie Kate. Once so in love, Frederick would have done anything for her before she’d descended into alcohol and … Continue reading

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Meet the (Real) Eastenders

by Sheldon This Saturday, let us take you on  trip back in time (without a TARDIS, sadly) to the East-End. This isn’t the East End of coffee shops, vintage stores and cereal cafes. This is the East End where war … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes

by Sheldon As the world goes mad and Summer has made way for Autumn, on a rare day off I decided to have a stroll around North London, in a haven of peace and tranquility. And it wasn’t around a … Continue reading

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A Story of Selflessness in the Shadow of war

By Sheldon As we pause and remember the sacrifices made all those years ago, here’s a true story that I often tell as part of my Tower Hamlets Cemetery tour. This story of heroism from a legend on the Battlefield … Continue reading

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Hilda & Gilbert; Tales from Streatham Cemetery

by Sam It’s a pleasure to contribute to the Cemetery Club’s blog!  For my first post, I’m not going to venture into the history of London’s cemeteries and the ever-growing need for burial space. I don’t need to, as this … Continue reading

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