Monthly Archives: June 2014

John Claudius Loudon…and cemeteries continued

John Claudius Loudon had been fascinated by death and burial for many years before he began designing cemeteries. His first, and probably most bizarre, work was the monument he designed for his parents’ grave in the churchyard of St John … Continue reading

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John Claudius Loudon…and cemeteries

Maybe it’s not the cheeriest of subjects but  as another birthday approached my thoughts turned to immortality – or rather the lack of it – and so I planned to write about some of the history of cemeteries and burial grounds, … Continue reading

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SURPRISES IN SOUTHEND…a follow up

A few months ago I shared some photos and comments about the cliffside gardens at Southend, and asked if anyone knew any more about them.  Earlier this week I was sent a links to some old movie footage [thanks Donna] which … Continue reading

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