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My Articles

Book Reviews

British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries by Julie Summers, in Funeral Service Journal (March 2011)

Encyclopedia of Cremation edited by Douglas Davies with Lewis Mates, in Funeral Service Journal (March 2006); also reprinted in Necropolis News (Spring 2007)

From Dust to Ashes: Cremation and the British Way of Death by Peter Jupp, in Funeral Service Journal (May 2006)


London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer by Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, in The Brookwood Express (No 75, 2009)

London’s Dead: A Guided Tour of the Capital’s Dead by Ed Glinert, in Funeral Service Journal (July 2008)

Necropolis: London and Its Dead by Catherine Arnold, in Funeral Service Journal (June 2006)

The Victorian Cemetery by Sarah Rutherford, in Funeral Service Journal (March 2009)

This page provides details of some of my published articles and book reviews.

Use the drop down menu in the “Articles” tab (above) to link to my full-text articles on this website. Further links are listed below.

I have also posted a page commenting on Wikipedia’s editorial policies.


“Index to the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery Newletters 1990-2018”, Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, 2018.

“The Muhammadan Cemetery: Britain's First Muslim Cemetery” in The Islamic Review (Special Edition), October 2018 / Safar 1440, pp 24-25

West Norwood Conservation Area: Character Appraisal (Report commissioned by Lambeth Borough Council, March 2017)

“Rhododendron clearance at Brookwood Cemetery” (April - May 2016)

“Death Express” in The Guildford Magazine, November 2012, pp 8-9

“From Here to Eternity: Victorian Developments in the Disposal of the Dead” at the London & Middlesex Archeological Society’s Local History Conference (November 2012). An abstract of my paper is published in the LAMAS Transactions 2012, pp 269-271

“The Grave of Dugald Drummond” in The South Western Circular 15 (12) 2012, pp 552-562

“The Perpignan air disaster 1963” in The Brookwood Express, August 2012, p 7

“From Here to Eternity: The Brookwood Cemetery Railway” in Funeral Service Journal (May 2011), pp 86-94

“The mysterious death of John Macpherson” in The Brookwood Express, May 2011, p 2

“Battle of Britain pilots buried at Brookwood” in The Brookwood Express, November 2010, pp 4-6

“The Restoration of the Lake and the Reopening of the Glades of Remembrance” in The Brookwood Express, February 2010, pp 1-2

“The Barcelona Air Disaster: 50 years on” in The Brookwood Express, November 2009, p 2

“Churches using Brookwood Cemetery” (2008). A list compiled whilst working as Historical Consultant to Brookwood Park Ltd, and since updated.

“Institutions using Brookwood Cemetery” (2008). A list compiled whilst working as Historical Consultant to Brookwood Park Ltd, and since updated.

“VCs at Brookwood Cemetery” (2008). A list compiled whilst working as Historical Consultant to Brookwood Park Ltd, and since updated.

“The Necropolis Railway”, programme notes for the W11 Opera production of “Shadowtracks”, December 2007

“The London Necropolis Railway” in Cabinet, Issue 20 (Winter 2005-6)

“Horatia Nelson Johnson: Nelson’s Grand-daughter” in The Brookwood Express, November 2005, pp 6-8

“One Way to the Necropolis”, extensive contribution to an oral history radio documentary produced by Alan Dein, Radio 4, 7 February 2005

“Brookwood Cemetery” in Family History Monthly, November 2004, pp 30-35

“Brookwood Cemetery: Midst Surrey Pines” in Funeral Service Journal (April 2004), pp 62-70

“Brookwood Cemetery, Midst Surrey Pines” in Genealogists’ Magazine, 27 (1) March 2001, pp 29-32

“Brookwood Cemetery: A Journey Through Time” in The Brookwood Express, November 2000, pp 4-5; February 2001, pp 4-5

List of memorials for restoration in Brookwood Cemetery (with R. H. Guney). A list compiled for Evidence Submitted to the House of Commons Select Committee on the Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs (October 2000)

“Demise of the Necropolis Railway” in The History Place (Posted in 1999 to advertise the third edition of The Brookwood Necropolis Railway)

“The development of London’s cemeteries: a brief survey” in Genealogists’ Magazine, 26 (1) March 1998, pp 9-13.

“Tom Jackson Carlisle” in Necropolis News, November 1997, p. 19.

“Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Goldfinch KCB” in Necropolis News, November 1996, pp. 10-11.

“St Edward the Martyr and the St Edward Brotherhood” in Necropolis News, April 1996, pp. 3-13.

“The first burials at Brookwood: November 1854” in Necropolis News, No. 4, November 1994, pp 13-20.

“Brookwood Cemetery (part 3)” in Woking History Journal, Vol. 6 (1991), pp 13-20.

“Brookwood Cemetery (part 2)” in Woking History Journal, Vol. 3 (1990), pp 12-17.

“Brookwood Cemetery (part 1)” in Woking History Journal, Vol. 1 (1989), pp 15-22.