I first found out about the Brompton Time Machine last October when my good friend John invited me to join him on a candle-lit reading event of stories by M. R James in the chapel at Brompton Cemetery as part of the London Month of the Dead in 2015. Continue reading
Graveyard in Holy Trinity Church, Lambley, Nottinghamshire, UK. – Credit to James Wright
To celebrate his up coming talk at the London Fortean Society event ‘The Haunted Landscape: British Folklore, Ghosts and Magic’ this weekend, archaeologist James Wright has kindly written a post for us on what it’s like to work with the dead in a professional capacity.
Brompton Cemetery is part of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ group of cemeteries in London. Opened in 1840 it was consecrated by the Bishop of London on the 12th June and the first burial took place on the 22nd. It was originally known as the West of London and Westminster Cemetery and covers over 39 acres and is a great place to see examples from many art movements such as Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts as well as examples of ceramics, stone craft and other decorative work.
In May I was lucky enough to be taken on a trip to Transylvania in Romania by my partner Gavin. The main reason for me visiting was to see the land that bore the Medieval prince who inspired my favourite story ‘Dracula’ and to experience the place that is heavily associated with the vampire myth that I am so taken with.