Tag Archives: London cemetery

A Restless Wind is Blowing Through Highgate

  No one agrees where this story started or rather, there are as many beginnings as there are storytellers. In the early days, Hampstead Heath was the only thing sinister about the area. Highwaymen flourished there, like Dick Turpin, whose … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Chiswick New

by Sheldon K. Goodman If you’ve ever loved the roar of traffic and the screaming engines of passenger aircraft, there is one cemetery that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Located near the idyllic Chiswick House and the beautiful A136 dual … Continue reading

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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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