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Death’s Garden: The Cemetery that Changed My Life

by Carole Tyrrell It was the long, hot summer of 1989 when I first visited Nunhead Cemetery. My father had died unexpectedly earlier that year, the first death of someone really close to me. He’d been cremated, so there was … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #112: Golders Green Crematorium

Golders Green Crematorium aka Golders Green Memorial Gardens Hoop Lane, off the Finchley Road London, England NW11 7NL Telephone: +44 20 8455 2374 Founded: 1902 Size: 12 acres Number of cremations performed: 323,500+ Open: Winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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An In-Depth Visit with London’s Permanent Residents

Permanent Londoners: An Illustrated Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of London by Judi Culbertson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love the Culbertson and Randall “Permanent” series books because they don’t strive to be comprehensive. Other cemetery guides become … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #96: St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral London, EC4M 8AD United Kingdom Telephone: +44 20 7236 8350 Founded: 604 AD Number of memorials: More than 200 Open for sightseeing: Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Last tickets are sold at 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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The definitive book on London’s cemeteries

London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer by Hugh Meller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hugh Meller was the Historic Buildings Representative for the National Trust, so he grasps the intersection of architecture and British history. The book does … Continue reading

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