Tag: Highgate Cemetery
Let’s Go Outside
Not on the official tour of Highgate Cemetery in respect to the family’s wishes, there is no ‘here lies George Michael’ at his gravesite. All there is is his real name (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) and the epitaph ‘beloved son, brother, friend’. George was a man who had a huge influence on me coming to terms…
Killed By A Coffin
It’s an image that does the rounds on social media from time to time. I’m not the first to share it and it’s one of the initial images I found when I began my immersion into cemetery history. Kensal Green was the second cemetery I visited for this blog and its not an event you’d…
The Cedar’s Farewell
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…
Where is the Inventor of the Christmas Cracker?
I can’t say I expected to be clambering through dense ivy and wonky headstones, days away from Christmas. But then, this is Cemetery Club and frankly how else would I be spending my birthday! Aided by Sacha, I was on a mission. I was looking for the final resting place of a man who gave us…
My Top 9 Instagram Posts 2018
Take a look at my most-liked photos on #Instagram – fairytale mausoleums, Roman Dead and 19th century visionaries!