Who Was Lady Marie?
Lady Marie. She’s long been a fascination because…well, because where she was laid to rest just simply doesn’t add up. Tucked into a former council estate that just touches on the woodland part of Bromley, is St. Luke’s Cemetery. Originally built to provide a resting place for the parishioners of the church with which the…
An Orcardian Burial Ground
This week I’m very happy to be posting a guest entry from Paul Browning, who writes one of my favourite blogs – Running Past. Paul usually delves into local history and rivers in and around Lewisham. Here, Paul takes us to Scotland – Stromness, to be precise! The landscape of the Orkeys is stunning, although more…
Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016
This year we’ve been traipsing amongst the stones finding some of the hidden lives and wonders you’ll find in a Cemetery and other spaces. If you missed them, here are our top 5 posts from 2016! 1. Exploring Hyde Park’s Hidden Pet Cemetery Did you know that Hyde Park has a little Cemetery, solely inhabited by…
The Pirate’s Graveyard
Today’s post is written by Archaeologist, Egyptologist and Death Historian Lorraine Evans, founder of Morte Photography. Founded in an attempt to stem the tide of destruction that Evans witnessed in many burial grounds her blog was born in the autumn of 2013 to bring to life the plight of such historical and architectural treasures found within. …
The Man Who Saved a King
The Man Who Saved a King: Lord Lister and his contribution to Science!
By the Shores of Loch Broom Part 2: The Family Burial Ground
We’d trekked up to Scotland to see what it was that lured Montague, his father and brothers to this remote part of the British Isles for nearly fifty years. Alas, the building they called home was long gone, seemingly replaced with a more modern version which lacked the status and power the original building had.…
By the Shores of Loch Broom: The Fowlers’ Retreat
Somewhere deep in the Scottish Highlands was the retreat of one of the greatest engineers this country has ever produced. This is Braemore House near Ullapool, north-west Scotland. Constructed out of gneiss stone (a blue-coloured rock which comes from the north of Scotland) and edged with durable sandstone from Glasgow, like many things in the…