A Tragedy at Chartwell

Sometimes stories pop out at you and this one (indirectly) involved one of our greatest statesmen. I was with Mark in Beckenham Cemetery recently and as we were looking over the graves infront of us, one inscription caught my eye. Headstones that state the cause of death show a remarkable frankness and public demonstration of […]

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HRH (His Rolling Hulk)

Many people who lie in our cemeteries would have known, even visited, one of London’s best known animals. When I was about 7 or 8 I visited London Zoo for the first time. This was back when elephants and rhinos were still being kept in central London, which, considering it was the mid-1990’s, is bewildering. […]

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The Albion Disaster

For a time I worked amongst the glass towers of Canary Wharf, where the history of Docklands tickled my historical fancy. I regularly found myself stalking the exhibits of the Museum of London during my lunch hour and I paid a visit to¬†Tunnel, the Archaeology of Crossrail¬†where I learnt more about a Victorian disaster most […]

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