As 2020 hurtles towards us with the speed of an oncoming freight train, its time to see what the most popular articles on the blog were! This was the year Cemetery Club started stepping outside its comfort zone. Amazingly well received tours of the women of Hampstead Cemetery, a brand new tour around the sylvan […]Read More The Most Read Articles on Cemetery Club 2019
Why go traipsing around a cemetery? Well, it’s no different from going to a museum or an art gallery. So when I come across historical accounts written by cemetery enthusiasts, I have to share their words as I would my own. The following article originally appeared in the Londonderry Sentinel on Saturday 1st December, 1956. Its author […]Read More Gruesome – Or History Made Graphic?
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 […]Read More Amazing News for Abney Park
by Sheldon (and Christina…..a little bit) And so we close another year of intrepid Cemetery exploration. It’s been a busy year which has seen a lot of positive things happen – myself becoming a qualified tour guide and Christina running a Craft fair as well as the marathon itself. What’s both struck us is the response […]Read More What A Year It’s Been
I left the comfortable surroundings of London and ventured up north to Newcastle. Newcastle is a place I knew very little about, and what I did know was largely influenced from Auf Weidersehen Pet, which my father watched as I was growing up from battered old VHS recordings. I’d also recently seen a very moving […]Read More Outrage! A Disturbing Find
Cemetery Club shall be having a hiatus while Christina and Sheldon focus on life rather than death(!) In the meantime, why not browse a few of our favourite articles? The Mystery of Montague Fowler Grand Theft Gravestone Ghostsigns, Gravestones and the Painted History On Our Walls It Waits For You Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park – Pizza, Ants […]Read More A Pause for Breath
by Sheldon Out of all the Magnificent Seven cemeteries we’ve visited, there is one that beckons to us time and time again. It’s the Cemetery that started our journey into the Victorian underworld and sparked our interest into the past. A cemetery that has had remarkably mixed fortunes over its existence, from being founded as […]Read More The Open Air Cathedral
by Sheldon As we scoured which Cemetery we should next visit on our checklist, there was one which immediately caught our attention. It boasted ‘the finest collection of sepulchral monuments in London‘ – such a claim deserved further investigation: so off we drove to West Norwood Cemetery in Lambeth, to see the second of the […]Read More The South Metropolitan Cemetery
by Christina As Sheldon has mentioned in his Kensal Green post, we had originally intended to visit this cemetery much earlier on in the project. Right after we took the Highgate West cemetery tour in July 2011, the name Kensal Green was on Sheldon’s lips, but we didn’t make it there for well over a […]Read More Kensal Green Continued: Dickensian & In All It’s Glory.
Myself and Christina had already completed four visits out of the seven cemeteries by the time we came to Kensal Green. It was the one we’d actually intended to visit after our initial trip to Highgate, but for various reasons, it slipped down the list. However, almost thirteen months after we were due to go, […]Read More So It begins: Kensal Green