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Welcome to John Clarke’s Website

Forthcoming Publications

London's Necropolis by John Clarke

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.

You can read some reviews here.

I am also working on a booklet on First World War Dead for the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.

Forthcoming Lectures

16 April 2020, “Researching the First World War dead at West Norwood Cemetery” West Middlesex Family History Society at 8pm

(Date to be confirmed) “The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, Frederick Paine, Kingston at 7pm

16 July 2020, “The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, Westminster City Archives at 6pm

21 August 2020, “The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, Gosport Railway Society at 7.30pm

21 September 2020, “The Brookwood Necropolis Railway”, The Streatham Society at 8pm

For further information on lectures I have undertaken in 2019 and before, please follow this link.

Current Research

* First World War Dead in West Norwood Cemetery (currently 500 names and more to come)

* West Norwood Conservation Area

*More on the Brookwood Cemetery railway (for a new edition)

* Pauper Burials at Brookwood Cemetery

John ClarkeHello, and welcome to my website.

I'm a freelance writer, administrator and former medical librarian based in London.

My writing and research has mainly focused on Brookwood Cemetery and West Norwood Cemetery, but I have also written on various railway-related subjects.

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-clarke dot co dot uk.

I have also authored some websites which explore the rich content of some of the part-works issued by the Amalgamated Press in the mid to late 1930s. These cover railways, ships and engineering subjects - see the panel below for examples of covers from each of these series.

Information about all of these areas are incorporated into my website.

Latest News:

The Magnificent Seven leaflet

The Magnificent SevenGreat to see the Magnificent Seven leaflet published at last.

I was the contact for the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, and this project has been brewing in the background for some time. It has been well worth the wait.

The leaflet is published in full colour. It includes notes on all seven cemeteries (Abney Park, Brompton, Highgate, Kensal Green, Nunhead, Tower Hamlets and West Norwood) and a large map of London dated 1857 showing the locations of all of them.

Published by The Royal Parks, the leaflets are available from any of the Magnificent Seven.