Amazing News for Abney Park

In news that makes my heart swell, the lovely people over at Abney Park cemetery have just received news that they’re a step closer to being awarded £5 million in lottery funding. £315,000 has already been awarded so plans can be further developed. According to the press release: “The bid was submitted by the Council […]

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At the Sheffield General

Today we welcome Gina Bond to our merry band of Cemetery aficionados. Gina studies Human Osteology for her Masters & Funeral Archaelogy; she also works in school/college engagement and volunteers for the Pathology Museum. We venture up north to Sheffield, where the a graveyard that holds the remains of the founder of Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts […]

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The War On the Hill

by Sheldon & Steve  A battle has been quietly raging in Southwark for the last few years. My last visit to the borough culminated in a fascinating riverside tour led by the man who wrote the theme song to the children’s TV show Rainbow. On this visit however, made on an autumnal day a week […]

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A Pressure Point on Southwark Street

by Sheldon We often lament and celebrate Cemeteries on this blog but its easy to forget that some of the places our forebears worked during their lives remarkably still exist. Down the soulless corridor of Southwark Street, eyeing the imposing Blue Fin Building, is a peculiarity. Part of a terrace of late Victorian design, this […]

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