Historian of Brookwood Cemetery
All my books are illustrated and listed below.
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The Brookwood Necropolis Railway
Currently in its 4th edition, this was my first book, originally published in 1983 by the Oakwood Press, and still in print.
The Brookwood Necropolis Railway is a factual account of the railway funeral service which served Brookwood Cemetery from 1854 to 1941. Over the years this book has become the standard history of this fascinating subject.
The Bisley Camp Branch Line
The Bisley Camp Branch Line is an account of the railway which served Bisley Camp. It usually operated during shooting events only. During the First and Second World Wars the branch was extended to serve the many military camps in the area
The Columbarium is a history of the Columbarium at Brookwood Cemetery, and was compiled to celebrate the centenary of the building’s ownership by the cemetery.
The Glades of Remembrance
This book, compiled with Brian Parsons and Erkin Guney, was published by Brookwood Park Limited in 2010.
The Glades of Remembrance is a history of the Glades, and was compiled to celebrate the restoration of the lake in the Glades by the Guney family. The booklet also marked the 60th anniversary of the Glades.
An Introduction to Brookwood Cemetery
This book, now in its 3rd edition, was published 2019. It originally appeared in 1992, sponsored by the late Ramadan Guney, when the Brookwood Cemetery Society was founded.
An Introduction to Brookwood Cemetery is a brief guide to some of the interesting graves which may be found in the cemetery.
A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery
London’s Necropolis: A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery describes the history, art and architecture of Brookwood Cemetery.
St Cuthbert’s Church Guide
This guide first appeared some years ago. I undertook to revise and update the guide to include many of the splendid colour photographs taken by Nic Barlow. It was reissued by St Cuthbert’s Church in 2019.
St Cuthbert’s Church Guide fully illustrates and describes the treasures of this Grade I listed Victorian church.
This book was published in 2021.