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Walking with the Dead – An Archaeologist’s View of the Deceased

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. 1,947 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: James Conn Cunningham

James Conn Cunningham was the oldest son of George Washington Cunningham (the youngest son in the Cunningham family). Conn was born to George and his wife Eliza (Isaacs) September 29, 1881 in Comanche County. 578 more words

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Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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. 1,728 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Willie “Stella” Cunningham Richardson

She was “Aunt Ted” in my family.

Stella Cunningham was the youngest daughter of William Henry Cunningham (he was the son of James and Susannah Cunningham, one of the Original 12) and his wife Mildred. 308 more words

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Alberta man cleans every veterans' grave in Drumheller cemetery by hand

The moss-covered headstones tell visitors to the Drumheller, Alta. cemetery that no one has tended to the graves of veterans for decades.

It’s something Eric Dahl noticed about a month ago and wanted to change. 455 more words


Awe Inspiring Headstones...

Some of these headstones are just magnificent, while others tell the story of the departed. I have had a fascination with headstones from an early age (yes I know I’m weird). 4,942 more words

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