Tag Archives: War

Murder on the Piccadilly Line

by Sheldon Gloucester Road Tube Station. The eastbound platform of the Piccadilly Line. You don’t know it, but you’re actually stepping into a crime scene. Being London, that’s hardly surprising. But the crime that happened here was inexplicable in the … Continue reading

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Gruesome Tales, This Thursday!

The scene that met the Policemen made them collectively shudder. Robert and Nathaniel Coombes were calmly playing cards downstairs. Their mother was nowhere to be seen. But she was in the house. Upstairs, lying in bed, actually. Murdered. Her face … Continue reading

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Scar of the Somme

One hundred years ago tomorrow, a terrible event happened that would change the face of British warfare, forever robbing the lives of men and boys, not to mention sons, daughters, nieces and nephews who would never get the chance to be … Continue reading

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Horror in The Dark – The Bethnal Green Tube Station Disaster of 1943 and its Memorial

by Christina It’s funny- you can live in London for years, and every so often you still come across an area of the city you have never been to and know nothing about. I have lived on the outskirts of … Continue reading

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Murder, War & Gore: A Trip to the Long-Gone East End

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 … Continue reading

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On Horse Guard’s Parade

by Sheldon The weather was ‘dull, but fine’ on the morning of Saturday 26th October, 1926. It was quite a sight to see. We’re familiar with Horse Guards Parade being the centre of military parades, even hosting the Beach Volleyball … Continue reading

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Normandy in Colour – A Photo Post

by Christina    Cemeteries can be quite bleak, somber places. Understandable, given what they are and what they symbolise. When I think about war cemeteries, this is the sort of thing I imagine – somewhere quiet and bleak and sombre. … Continue reading

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