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Fog Bound

Arising this morning to a thick fog I hoped that I would get some great photo opportunities when the sun started to break through as it was forecast to do. 70 more words

Peaky Blinders Cemetery Scenes - Part 4

I’ve previously discussed the portrayal of inter-war British burial practices and cemetery landscapes in the popular television series Peaky Blinders Season 1 and 2. Visiting graves is portrayed as an aspect of traditional practice, and the cemetery as a focus of illicit activities and competitive display by a Birmingham gangster gang in the years following the First World War. 566 more words


Archaeology, Death Positivity and Public Engagement

Archaeology, the study of past human cultures, is inherently linked with the study of death. Even if one’s research in the field isn’t explicitly tied to human burials, it’s a fairly well known fact that everyone we study has died. 1,557 more words


Frozen in Death

This morning it was very cold. But visiting a cemetery, cold never bothered me anyway…

In the commemoration of infants and juveniles, Disney artefacts and images have a prevalent role and can be seen in contemporary cemetery culture throughout the UK. 367 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Taiping, Malaysia, 10 December 1941: Private Maurice A. Garner

Private Maurice Arthur Garner served in the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment and died, aged 22, in Taiping, Malaysia on 10 December 1941. He was the son of Ernest and Evelyn Garner, who then lived in Leicester. 190 more words

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Peaky Blinders Cemetery Scenes - Part 2

Following on from an earlier discussion of cemeteries in Peaky Blinders, this post addresses the cemetery as a landscape of illicit activity in the historical gangster drama. 330 more words