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A Factfile for a Taphophile: Grizzly Victorian Fun Facts Part 1

by Christina

I learned a new word this week. My friend Patrick taught it to me. Taphophile means ‘someone who is interested in gravestones, funerals, epitaphs and cemeteries’ and I think that describes us here at Cemetery Club quite well. 892 more words


Tombstone Tourism

Taphophile is the technical term for someone who has an appreciation for graveyards, and I consider myself something of a taphophile.

On the surface it perhaps seems a somewhat macabre hobby, but it’s often the story of the person buried there that I find more interesting than anything, and visiting their grave is just an interesting way to remember them. 378 more words


Adventures In The Graveyard

As my regular readers know, one of many hobbies is cemetery photography.
A day, or night, spent among the dead, armed with my camera, is a great outing for me. 191 more words


Poor Frank Raw: An Introduction

Why Frank Raw is described on his headstone as Poor Frank Raw, we don’t know. All that we know is he was Parish Clerk and gravestone cutter at Selby Abbey in Yorkshire and was buried on 31 March 1706: 104 more words

Graveyard Dust and Cemetery Dirt . . .

Often times when you hear the words graveyard dust or cemetery dirt, it conjures up images of people sneaking into a cemetery in the dark of night and doing dastardly deeds in order to sell their soul to the devil for untold power, talent or riches. 1,261 more words


Morbid Meals - Irish Wake Cake

One of the traditions of attending an Irish wake is to take something to feed and comfort the family during their grief. Even if the family doesn’t practice “ 705 more words