by Sheldon What does the first Labour Mayor of Poplar, the bloke who built the Cutty Sark and the supplier of animals to P. T. Barnum have in common? Following the successful debut of our Brompton tour, I am pleased to announce I shall be delivering a tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park as part […]Read More Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil
by Christina It is just past midday at Brompton Cemetery’s south gate. Sheldon is about to run through his first ever Cemetery Club tour before actual people begin arriving. As we start off for stop number 1 (Jon Snow), two dishevelled looking men with weather-beaten faces, Springsteen T-Shirts and bottles of cider in their hands […]Read More Guide & Seek: The Lost Lives of Brompton Cemetery
by Sheldon Apologies to all Cemetery Club aficionados for the unexpected hiatus – the demands of the living consumed our passion for the dead (I had my final tour guiding assessment and Christina had the SE20 Craft Fair and Marathon to run). We’re back now, on what is just a few days after our anniversary! […]Read More So, Where Were We?
The third and final installment of chronicling my adventure in training to be a Westminster tour guide! I must apologise as various commitments have, as ever, obstructed me from updating you all on my progress as a trainee tour guide for the City of Westminster. For the uninitiated, you can read more about why I […]Read More Confessions of a Trainee Tour Guide: Part Three
Back in 2013 I decided to train to be a tour guide. This is the second installment chronicling my return to higher education! It’s an art form, being a tour guide. A role that commands respect but also carries a very heavy dose of responsibility. It’s not just knowing years and dates, it’s about being […]Read More Confessions Of A Trainee Tour Guide, Part Two
Back in 2013 I decided to train to be a tour guide. Here is the first part of my return to higher education… Regular readers of this blog may be aware that I am currently studying for a diploma in Tour Guiding at the University of Westminster. As part of my journey delving back into […]Read More Confessions of a Trainee Tour Guide, Part One