Today we welcome Mark to the Cemetery Club fold! Mark is a lover history and works with the public, in low-level conservation and performs public presentations such as behind the scenes tours and lectures. Hello! Welcome to stage 1 of the masterplan to encourage Sheldon to move to Bristol. We all know Sheldon likes graves, […]Read More The Importance of Being Bristol
Agatha Christie, the world’s best selling author, was born on 15th September 1890 in Torquay. She is know as the Queen of Crime for her detective fiction stories and her two most famous detectives are Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. She is also the only female playwright to have had three productions in London’s West End […]Read More A Visit to Agatha Christie’s Grave
by Christina Cemeteries can be quite bleak, somber places. Understandable, given what they are and what they symbolise. When I think about war cemeteries, this is the sort of thing I imagine – somewhere quiet and bleak and sombre. Recently I went to Normandy with Dan and we visited Bayeux War Cemetery and the […]Read More Normandy in Colour – A Photo Post
by Christina I stole the title from the Whatsapp message Sheldon sent me when he found out where I’d been. ‘I hope you kept your wits about you in Whitby.’ QuickDraw Shelly they call him – always ready with a pun. In fact, you do need to keep your wits about you when you visit […]Read More Keep your wits about you: Looking for Dracula in Whitby
by Christina In a couple of weeks I’m going to Paris. I’ve been there in every season except springtime, which according to poetry and literature throughout the ages, is the ultimate time to go. (‘When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise‘ – Henry Miller, Tropic of […]Read More Cimetière du Père Lachaise Part 1
by Christina On the south western tip of Iceland, near to the parish of Selvogur, lies Strond, an old area of farmland. Here, there is a little church standing on a dune, looking out to sea. In front of it, the Atlantic Ocean crashes angrily over lava reefs and onto the shore. Down the coast […]Read More Outside London: A Visit To The Miracle Church, Iceland.
by Christina Cremation is illegal on the island of Bermuda (actually 180 tiny islands). This is one of the first things the taxi driver told me on our way from the airport to where I was staying in the capital city of Hamilton. I asked why and she said ‘we didn’t want the chemicals and […]Read More Outside London: Neon Churches in Bermuda