The Death Pyramid of Toxteth

A revolution in death is being built in Liverpool. Cremation; the nation’s preferred method of disposal when it comes to dealing with the dead.¬†You can be scattered at sea, kept on a mantlepiece or, as a friend told me about his own friend’s late mother, discreetly sprinkled on the carpets of several well known landmarks […]

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A Jaunt to the London Necropolis

‘So. Sheldon. The Monuments and Mausolea Trust are having their AGM at Brookwood Cemetery. You want in?’ How could I, intrepid cemetery enthusiast and curator of Cemetery Club, say no? Brookwood is one of those cemeteries I’ve long been meaning to visit.¬†Mike Fox of the Monuments and Mausoleums Trust in Waterloo kindly invited me to […]

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Ashes to Ashes

As the world goes mad and Summer has made way for Autumn, on a rare day off I decided to have a stroll around North London. It wasn’t around a Cemetery, for once. I know, I know. Considering that 75% of us decide to be cremated nowadays, I thought I’d take a slight tangent from […]

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