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 […]Read More Killed By A Coffin
Why go traipsing around a cemetery? Well, it’s no different from going to a museum or an art gallery. So when I come across historical accounts written by cemetery enthusiasts, I have to share their words as I would my own. The following article originally appeared in the Londonderry Sentinel on Saturday 1st December, 1956. Its author […]Read More Gruesome – Or History Made Graphic?
by Christina There was a time before London’s old abandoned train stations were abandoned and old. Back then, they were current, and in use. One day they stopped being so. And a new age began, in which they became History. We tend to know about the more famous ones. Aldwych station, for example, an abandoned […]Read More The Trains Don’t Stop Here Anymore:- A New Dead Space In South London
by Christina It is a Saturday morning at the end of June, it is about a million degrees, and Kensal Green Cemetery looks green and alive. I am standing in front of the gravestone of Dickensian author Wilkie Collins, trying to make 10 people I only met an hour ago (and Sheldon) believe it is […]Read More Westminster Meets Kensal Green – My First Tourguiding Experience
It’s always nice to pop back to see Cemeteries we’ve visited before, and as we’ve found on previous excursions, highlighted in the last visit I made with Nick over nine months ago, Kensal Green is so big it’s impossible to see everything in one visit. 181 years on and 65,000 graves later, The Cemetery of […]Read More All Souls Once Again
By Nick I believe I was first introduced to you as, ‘The third silent member of Cemetery Club’ in Sheldon’s prior post Capturing the Moment. I am Nick, Sheldon’s cousin, graveyard lover, photography enthusiast and not so silent after all. I decided to make my debut post after some gentle persuasion by Sheldon, I was […]Read More Cousins at Kensal and Camera Chaos
Today’s post has been written by Darmon Richter, a freelance musician, photographer and writer. Born in England but now based in Bulgaria, he writes The Bohemian Blog, an alternative travel site that also features articles on urban decay. Here he writes of Bristol’s answer to revamping its overcrowded burial grounds: Arnos Vale Cemetery. Often referred […]Read More Beacon of the South West
by Christina My friend Steph is a photographer. She moved to London from New York state in January 2007 and her first flat here was in Kensal Green. One of the first places I remember her taking photographs of was Kensal Green Cemetery – a long time before I even knew the significance and history […]Read More Little Cemetery Observations – a Photo Blog
by Christina As Sheldon has mentioned in his Kensal Green post, we had originally intended to visit this cemetery much earlier on in the project. Right after we took the Highgate West cemetery tour in July 2011, the name Kensal Green was on Sheldon’s lips, but we didn’t make it there for well over a […]Read More Kensal Green Continued: Dickensian & In All It’s Glory.
by Christina Sheldon and I visited Kensal Green Cemetery in January 2013, on a grey day after a rainstorm. I wore inappropriate shoes. It was muddy and dark and I had with me an old (circa 2005) analogue Canon 35mm camera and a roll of black & white film. I started snapping away while Sheldon […]Read More Kensal Green in the Middle of Winter