Category Archives: War

Murder on the Piccadilly Line

by Sheldon Gloucester Road Tube Station. The eastbound platform of the Piccadilly Line. You don’t know it, but you’re actually stepping into a crime scene. Being London, that’s hardly surprising. But the crime that happened here was inexplicable in the … Continue reading

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A Story of Selflessness in the Shadow of war

By Sheldon As we pause and remember the sacrifices made all those years ago, here’s a true story that I often tell as part of my Tower Hamlets Cemetery tour. This story of heroism from a legend on the Battlefield … Continue reading

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Hilda & Gilbert: Tales from two Streatham Cemeteries

Egg-on-face update:   So, since posting this blog last year, I’ve discovered the sources I’d originally relied on when researching Hilda Wilson (the World’s Fattest Woman in 1936) were incorrect.  It was widely reported in newspapers at the time that she … Continue reading

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The Most Incredible Article About the Civil War You’ll Ever Read

by Sheldon The blazing hulk of the USS Tulip burnt ferociously as 29 year old John Davis gasped for breath; his head erupting from the surface of the dark waters of the Potomac. Embers rained down from the sky – shouting aloud, in … Continue reading

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Scar of the Somme

One hundred years ago tomorrow, a terrible event happened that would change the face of British warfare, forever robbing the lives of men and boys, not to mention sons, daughters, nieces and nephews who would never get the chance to be … Continue reading

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Horror in The Dark – The Bethnal Green Tube Station Disaster of 1943 and its Memorial

by Christina It’s funny- you can live in London for years, and every so often you still come across an area of the city you have never been to and know nothing about. I have lived on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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The Five Signatories (& An Englishman)

by Tina  Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia is a charming, small, historic cemetery in the city’s Old Town and is the final resting place of 5 of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence, of which Benjamin Franklin is … Continue reading

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