In news that makes my heart swell, the lovely people over at Abney Park cemetery have just received news that they’re a step closer to being awarded £5 million in lottery funding. £315,000 has already been awarded so plans can be further developed. According to the press release: “The bid was submitted by the Council […]Read More Amazing News for Abney Park
‘It seems that there is a rise in tombstone tourism’ started the article. Within the past month or so, awareness to cemeteries as places to visit in the capacity of a social/educational form rather than as a place of remembrance has hit the headlines and I (as well as others) have spoken to various news outlets […]Read More Big Fat Goths Explore Arnos Vale
Agatha Christie, the world’s best selling author, was born on 15th September 1890 in Torquay. She is know as the Queen of Crime for her detective fiction stories and her two most famous detectives are Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. She is also the only female playwright to have had three productions in London’s West End […]Read More A Visit to Agatha Christie’s Grave
by Christina I would apologise for the ‘clickbait’ title but I really like it. If you clicked on it purely to find out what happened when me and my mum got caught in a downpour at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park a couple of months back then you are in for a treat! The conclusion to […]Read More We Went On A Walk Around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in a Rainstorm…You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next!
by Sheldon Ticket alert! In two weeks time we’ll be kicking off our touring schedule for 2016 with our highly popular tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park! Opened as the last of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Cemeteries in 1841; Tower Hamlets wasn’t quite the success its shareholders had hoped for – the rich flocked to West […]Read More Murder, War & Gore: A Trip to the Long-Gone East End
by Christina We’ve been thinking a lot about World War One this month, and looking at all the different ways there are to remember and commemorate. Sheldon has looked at the lives of some notable people that lived, worked and fought during WW1, as well as some striking cenotaphs and war memorials that can be […]Read More A Selection of World War One Words and Pictures
by Christina It was a cold, clear day in November and for once I was wearing sensible shoes. In fact, I was wearing wellies. Sheldon would have been proud of me. My friend Jess, who came with me on this adventure, joked that I looked like a Yummy Mummy from Kent. Just with more tattoos. […]Read More Outside London – Trekking to Talacre to See an Abandoned Lighthouse