So, Where Were We?

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! […]

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Let’s See How the Arrow Flies

by Sheldon I received some very good news a few weeks back. As a younger man I often worried.  Worried for the future, worried for my friends, worried about taking risks and chances. It’s this train of thinking that made me one of the few people in my sixth form not to continue on towards […]

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In the Wilds of East Anglia

Christina is currently in Luxembourg hunting Elephants, so today’s post is by Sheldon, recounting a change in pace of life after a few days in Norfolk.   Once a year, I get the opportunity to operate my ‘reset’ button. Usually every second week in August, me and a few friends retire to a chalet on the North […]

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A Journey to Nunhead

by Sheldon As promised last week, my post this sunny and hot Monday will be a more in-depth look at Nunhead.  It was the second Cemetery to be opened by the London Cemetery Company, as an attempt to recreate the success they’d had with Highgate.  The opening of the Cemetery utilised a recently passed bill […]

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Paradise By Way of Kensal Green

Kensal Green was the first of the Magnificent Seven to open and set the template on how to open a beautiful, peaceful setting to deal with the ever growing population of dead Londoners. The opening in 1833 was preceded by years of staunch debate and ideas on how to improve burial and general sanitation.  The […]

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