Hello, and welcome to my website. I'm a freelance writer and medical librarian based in London.
My writing and research has mainly focused on Brookwood Cemetery, but I have also written on railway-
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-
Please note that due to work commitments I am usually only able to give talks in the evening or at the weekend.
I have also authored some websites which explore the rich content of some of the part-
Information about all of these areas are incorporated into my website.
“The History of Brookwood Cemetery”, 29th October 2017, 7pm for the Maldens & Coombe Heritage Society
For further information on lectures I have undertaken in 2017 and earlier, please follow this link.
* Pauper Burials at Brookwood Cemetery
A second edition of London’s Necropolis is in preparation.
The new edition will be published by Stenlake, and is now due out in April 2018.
The final cover design is shown here.
I am also working on a booklet on Great War Dead for the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.
The Death Express at the London Dungeon
The London Dungeon has announced a new attraction for Halloween 2017. The Death Express invites you to experience one of the scariest journeys of the 19th century aboard the Necropolis Train. Described as “a one-
Third Class Coffin
Thanks to feedback from my lecture given at Kensal Green Cemetery for the London Month of the Dead, I am sharing details of Third Class Coffin by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing. Listen, enjoy and donate!