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Nunhead Cemetery’s derelict lodge set for restoration
Nunhead Cemetery’s derelict lodge set for restoration

Nunhead Cemetery’s derelict lodge set for restoration

Plans to restore Nunhead Cemetery's former superintendent lodge have been approved by Southwark Council, and there's now a consultation on how the building will be used after its restoration

Feb
01
Crossbones Graveyard future secured
Crossbones Graveyard future secured

Crossbones Graveyard future secured

The long term future of the Crossbones Graveyard in Southwark has been secured after the housing development next to it signed a renewable 30-year lease with the local group, Friends of Crossbones.

Apr
01
2021
London’s dead to be moved to Brookwood for HS2
London’s dead to be moved to Brookwood for HS2

London’s dead to be moved to Brookwood for HS2

The huge numbers of dead bodies that were removed from a gravesite behind Euston station to clear it for HS2 are to be reburied at Brookwood Cemetery, in Surrey.

Sep
17
2020
Novo Beth Chaim – the Jewish cemetery inside a university
Novo Beth Chaim – the Jewish cemetery inside a university

Novo Beth Chaim – the Jewish cemetery inside a university

Slap bang in the middle of an East London university can be found an old, and rather unusual graveyard.

Apr
02
2020
West Norwood’s Victorian cemetery to be restored
West Norwood’s Victorian cemetery to be restored

West Norwood’s Victorian cemetery to be restored

One of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries, West Norwood is to be renovated following the award of a £4.6 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Jan
22
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of a Crematorium
Tickets Alert: Tours of a Crematorium

Tickets Alert: Tours of a Crematorium

To mark the 60th anniversary of Upminster's South Essex Crematorium they will be hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the chapel and crematorium.

Jun
06
2017
Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum
Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Hidden behind a high wall, and a small locked door can be found one of the UK's finest examples of an Egyptian-style mausoleum, and it is occasionally open to the public.

Mar
26
2017
A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets
A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets

A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets

Over a 50 year period, at least 500 children were buried in unmarked graves in Tower Hamlets cemetery. Now a new monument to them has been unveiled in the cemetery park.

Dec
10
2016
Foggy morning in a cemetery
Foggy morning in a cemetery

Foggy morning in a cemetery

It's a foggy Halloween morning, so where better than to spend it wandering around a graveyard?

Oct
30
2016
Unbuilt London: The Pyramid of Death
Unbuilt London: The Pyramid of Death

Unbuilt London: The Pyramid of Death

What was officially known as the Metropolitan Sepulcher, but more widely as the Pyramid of Death -- was a proposed massive pyramid built on Primrose Hill, which would have stood a staggering 950 feet high.

Aug
06
2016
Body Snatchers Invade the Museum of London
Body Snatchers Invade the Museum of London

Body Snatchers Invade the Museum of London

In a couple of weeks time, the souls of the dead will roam the land on All Hallows Eve, but they will have to do so without the diligent assistance of the Resurrection Men, who in the early 19th century fell upon the corpses of the poor to exhume them from their paupers' graves.

Oct
18
2012
Visiting the catacombs under Brompton Cemetery
Visiting the catacombs under Brompton Cemetery

Visiting the catacombs under Brompton Cemetery

Following my recent visit to the catacombs under South London's West Norwood cemetery, it seemed sensible to pay a visit to their counterparts in central London yesterday when they were opened for tours as part of the annual open day.

Jul
19
2010
The Victorian Catacombs of South London
The Victorian Catacombs of South London

The Victorian Catacombs of South London

In the early 19th century, the graveyards in central London were becoming not just rather full, but also a bit of a health hazard - so in the 1830s laws were passed that banned the burial of new bodies with The City of London area.

Jul
10
2010