Hello, and welcome to my website. I'm a freelance writer and medical librarian based in London.
My writing and research has mainly focused on Brookwood Cemetery, but I have also written on railway-
Over the years I have presented many lectures on Brookwood Cemetery and its railway funeral service. If you are interested in booking me for a local (or national) group then please feel free to contact me via the contact page on this website or email me at info at john-
Please note that due to work commitments I am usually only able to give talks in the evening or at the weekend.
I have also authored some websites which explore the rich content of some of the part-
Information about all of these areas are incorporated into my website.
“The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, 19th June 2018, 7pm at the F W Paine Museum, Kingston.
You can download a poster for this lecture.
For further information on lectures I have undertaken in 2017 and earlier, please follow this link.
* Pauper Burials at Brookwood Cemetery
A second edition of London’s Necropolis is in preparation.
The new edition will be published by Stenlake, and is now due out in May 2018.
If you wish, you can pre-
The final cover design is shown here.
I am also working on a booklet on Great War Connections 1917 for the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.
The Death Express at the London Dungeon
The London Dungeon has announced a new attraction for Halloween 2017. The Death Express invites you to experience one of the scariest journeys of the 19th century aboard the Necropolis Train. Described as “a one-
Third Class Coffin
Thanks to feedback from my lecture given at Kensal Green Cemetery for the London Month of the Dead, I am sharing details of Third Class Coffin by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing. Listen, enjoy and donate!