Category Archives: Biography

Murder on the Piccadilly Line

by Sheldon Gloucester Road Tube Station. The eastbound platform of the Piccadilly Line. You don’t know it, but you’re actually stepping into a crime scene. Being London, that’s hardly surprising. But the crime that happened here was inexplicable in the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Bristol

Today we welcome Mark to the Cemetery Club fold! Mark is a lover history and works with the public, in low-level conservation and performs public presentations such as behind the scenes tours and lectures. Hello! Welcome to stage 1 of … 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 two Streatham Cemeteries

Egg-on-face update:   So, since posting this blog last year, I’ve discovered the sources I’d originally relied on when researching Hilda Wilson (the World’s Fattest Woman in 1936) were incorrect.  It was widely reported in newspapers at the time that she … 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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