The e-mail notification came through and I took a deep breath. My course mates and I had been badgering our lecturer for a week or so to get this information and finally, it had arrived. Navigating my way to the university’s submission portal; I clicked refresh and there it was. My first piece of submitted […]Read More Master-fully Done, Part 1
Here we go. Such has been my apprehension in attempting to write an entry about the most famous cemetery in the world that it’s taken me nearly a year to finally put my visit into words. How – how, dear reader – can you do justice to this place in one post? How can I convey […]Read More The Top 6 Graves of Père-Lachaise
Today we mourn an icon. Trees hold a very special place in our hearts and you only have to look at how important the Bethnal Green Mulberry is and its value to the local community to see what imagery and emotion they conjure. Permission was given to remove this historic tree from its current site (being […]Read More The Cedar’s Farewell
To celebrate LGBT History month I’ve asked writers, historians and scientists to put their fingers to the keyboard and share interesting stories about queer people who now reside in our cemeteries and crematoriums. This week we welcome Dr Alfredo Carpineti, Astrophysicist, writer for IFLScience and The Astroholic, who writes about the potential orientation of one of […]Read More Shelley – A Wishful Role Model
…Hiram Maxim had an idea. Hiram Maxim is the dictionary definition of an eccentric. An American by birth, he was also an inventor – creating a type of inhaler and a machine gun. You could argue he’s responsible for filling up most of the world’s cemeteries with the latter device, although in his own lifetime when […]Read More What Becomes of Us After Death?
Google ‘famous graves in London’ and you’re assaulted by the usual suspects – these lists generally include Emmeline Pankhurst, John Bunyan and perhaps the best known of them all – Karl Marx. There’s no denying the above named peoples influence and legacy but there are others whose graves are just as interesting – be it […]Read More The Alternative Top 10 Graves of London
by Christina In March 2001 I started writing in an online diary called Open Diary. It was the predecessor to pretty much every blog that currently takes up space on the Information Superhighway. It existed alongside Livejournal, it’s really that old. This weekend just gone, on 7 February 2014, it disappeared from the Internet forever, […]Read More The Lost Cemetery of Prose – a Tribute to Open Diary.