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John Clarke

Historian of Brookwood Cemetery

My Articles


Book Reviews



Around Woking by Lyndon Davies, in The Brookwood Express (No 59, 2005)


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


Committed to the Cleansing Flame: The Development of Cremation in 19th Century England by Brian Parsons, in The Brookwood Express (No 62, 2006)


Criminal Justice: The True Story of Edith Thompson by René Weis, in The Brookwood Express (No 43, 2001)


Death Redesigned: British Crematoria: History, Architecture and Landscape by Hilary J. Grainger, in Funeral Service Journal (October 2006)


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


Final Journey by Nicolas Wheatley, in Friends of West Norwood Cemetery Newsletter No. 100, January 2021, pp. 14-15.


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 Cemeteries in Old Photographs by Brian Parsons, published May 2021


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


The London Way of Death by Brian Parsons, in The Brookwood Express, November 2001, p 4.


Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards (2021).


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)


Who’s Buried Where in London by Peter Matthews, in The Brookwood Express, November 2017, p 3.

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.


See also the site map which includes links to various restoration projects and other pages not listed below.


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



Articles


“Arthur Melville’s Ashes” in Pharos International, 87 (2) 2021, pp. 26-29.


“80th anniversary of the destruction of the Necropolis Terminus” in The Brookwood Express, May 2021, p. 6.


(With Margaret Hobbs) “Reburials from St Peter’s Walworth” in The Brookwood Express, May 2021, pp. 1-3.


“Interview with Sir Charles Scotter” in The South Western Circular 18 (10) 2021, pp. 452-454


“Coffins by Corpse Van” in Backtrack, 35 (4) 2021, pp. 202-205.


“Reburials form Euston Station and HS2” in The Brookwood Express, February 2021, pp.3-5.


“Thomas Higgs (1835-1913)”  in Friends of West Norwood Cemetery Newsletter No. 100, January 2021, pp. 6-8.


“Roop Sing: an Early Cremation at Woking” in Pharos International, 86 (4) 2020, pp. 22-24.


(With Sarah Kellam) “Gallipoli Servicemen Recorded at West Norwood in the London Borough of Lambeth” in The Gallipolian No. 153, Autumn 2020, pp. 40-41.


“Dr Frederick George Bokenham” in Friends of West Norwood Cemetery Newsletter No. 99, September 2020, pp. 14-15.


“The obsequies of Sir James Robert Longden” in Pharos International, 85 (3) 2019, pp. 42-43.


“Norwood: the Monumental Inscriptions” in Friends of West Norwood Cemetery Newsletter No. 96, September 2019, pp. 5-7.


“Brookwood Cemetery ‘Midst Surrey Pines” in Pharos International, 85 (1) 2019, pp. 22-27.


“The exhumation and reburial of Edith Thompson” in The Brookwood Express, February 2019, pp.3-4.


“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


“The Fernhurst Air Disaster: 50 Years On” in The Brookwood Express, February 2018, pp.2-5.


West Norwood Conservation Area: Character Appraisal (Report commissioned by Lambeth Borough Council, March 2017; published in the public domain as part of the public consultation process, December 2020)


“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


“Grand Designs: Brookwood Cemetery” in Funeral Service Times, January 2009, pp. 28-29.


“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 Journal of the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management, Spring 2004, pp.60-61.


“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.