by Sheldon From the outside, it looks like any other Victorian house you’d find in Kensington. Yellow London brick with windows framed in white-painted stone. Triumphant, smart and respectable. Yet look closer and a few things begin to highlight the uniqueness of the property. What’s that on the ground floor window, some kind of Fish […]Read More The House Where Sambo Lived
Mention the name ‘Chelsea’ and two things spring to mind; the iconic flower show or the Pensioners who reside in a fine building on the River Thames. Their distinctive red coats and tricorn hats are an iconic part of British culture and Pensioners are often seen sorting their uniform when out and about. In a […]Read More The Men in Scarlet
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 Christina It is just past midday at Brompton Cemetery’s south gate. Sheldon is about to run through his first ever Cemetery Club tour before actual people begin arriving. As we start off for stop number 1 (Jon Snow), two dishevelled looking men with weather-beaten faces, Springsteen T-Shirts and bottles of cider in their hands […]Read More Guide & Seek: The Lost Lives of Brompton Cemetery
by Sheldon Apologies to all Cemetery Club aficionados for the unexpected hiatus – the demands of the living consumed our passion for the dead (I had my final tour guiding assessment and Christina had the SE20 Craft Fair and Marathon to run). We’re back now, on what is just a few days after our anniversary! […]Read More So, Where Were We?
by Sheldon Out of all the Magnificent Seven cemeteries we’ve visited, there is one that beckons to us time and time again. It’s the Cemetery that started our journey into the Victorian underworld and sparked our interest into the past. A cemetery that has had remarkably mixed fortunes over its existence, from being founded as […]Read More The Open Air Cathedral