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 second edition of London’s Necropolis is now available.
The new edition is published by Stenlake Publishing and you can order a copy here (post free to UK addresses).
You can read more on this new edition here.
I am also working on a booklet on Great War Connections 1917 and 1918 for the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.
“Brookwood Cemetery and the Necropolis Railway”, Saturday 2nd June 2018 for the Dracula Society
“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
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!