Hello, and welcome to my website. I'm a freelance writer, administrator and former 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 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.
I am also working on a booklet on Great War Connections 1917 and 1918 for the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.
9 July 2019, 7pm, Frederick W Paine, Kingston
15 August 2019, 8pm, West Middlesex Family History Society
For further information on lectures I have undertaken in 2018 and earlier, please follow this link.
* First World War Dead in West Norwood Cemetery
* Pauper Burials at Brookwood Cemetery
The Exhumation & Reburial of Edith Thompson
It was the first stage of a three-
You can read more here.