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Staring Into The Face of Death

It’s not on display any more, but one of my favourite objects in The British Museum is Napoleon’s death mask. Death masks were often used in an era before photography was widespread and captured likenesses which were used in sculpting busts of the decased post mortem. John Constable’s is on display at the Royal Academy […]

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This Is Halloween

Ooooh GAWD it’s my Christmas! This week sees all manner of deathly symbols and imagery invade supermarkets, schools and offices. Whilst like any other festival, its commercialisation does seem to have detracted from its origin as Samhain, a time indicating the start of the darker part of the year and the time where the veil […]

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Finding Mr. Moonlight

There’s a cemetery on a common that practically no-one knows is there. It’s not listed on The London Borough of Richmond’s Cemeteries page (it should be) and the state it’s in now is a stark contrast as to how well it was maintained a century ago. I first found out about the cemetery from a […]

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Queerly Departed

Beneath those endless rows of stones and tombs of Brompton are stories. Fabulous stories. The first cemetery event of the year is here! I am super-pleased to announce that finally¬†Queerly Departed is now live. The lovely Dan Gilbert from Brompton Cemetery got in touch with me a few months ago in regards to doing something […]

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It Begins!

We’re very excited to announce our first tour of 2018! Me and Sam are planning on delivering a whole load of walks, talks and tales this year to bang the drum on how marvellous cemeteries, and the people buried within them, are. I am very pleased to announce our first tour of the year celebrates […]

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The Strongest Man on Earth

An old song drifts through Tower Hamlets Cemetery in October 2017. History is full of old tunes and for our Halloween tour, myself and Pauly Kendrick sang Alec Hurley’s hit ‘The Strongest Man on Earth’ at his graveside. You know the song, don’t you?¬†It was the song everyone was humming in November 1889. But why […]

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Our Next Tour is Live!

by Sheldon Hello everyone! Here at the Cemetery Club mausoleum we’ve been busy sorting out events for the summer and we’re pleased to announce our next tour will be brand spanking new and will be around Hampstead Cemetery! It’s a lovely place to have a stroll and you get a sense that in the 140-odd […]

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Meet the (Real) Eastenders

by Sheldon This Saturday, let us take you on  trip back in time (without a TARDIS, sadly) to the East-End. This isn’t the East End of coffee shops, vintage stores and cereal cafes. This is the East End where war heroes lived above shops, mourning achievements of yesteryear, where philanthropists makes it their life mission to […]

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