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.
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.
* First World War Dead in West Norwood Cemetery (currently 500 names and more to come)
*More on the Brookwood Cemetery railway (for a new edition)
* Pauper Burials at Brookwood Cemetery
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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-
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The Magnificent Seven leaflet
Great 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.