Category Archives: Biography

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 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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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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Highgate-on-Sea

by Sheldon Welcome, reader! You’ve probably just seen us on Inside Out taking presenter Natalie Graham around the regions graveyards and meeting a few of the characters buried within them. Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery could very easily be that other … Continue reading

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The Man Who Helped Save a King

The Man Who Saved a King: Lord Lister and his contribution to Science! Continue reading

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The Five Signatories (& An Englishman)

by Tina  Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia is a charming, small, historic cemetery in the city’s Old Town and is the final resting place of 5 of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence, of which Benjamin Franklin is … Continue reading

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