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August 2023

August 2023

Chair's note / Found! The lost grave of one of the first abstract artists (Georgiana Houghton) / Ash dieback / Filling up down under (Australian cemeteries) / From the archives / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

April 2023

April 2023

Chair's note / Varvara De Vesselitsky: A pioneer social researcher / The real designer of the Beer mausoleum / Through enemy action / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

December 2022

December 2022

Chair's note / Connections with colonial slavery / Highland gentleman, Bristol banker and West India Merchant / A near to faultless building on former Cemetery land / Peace on paper / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

August 2022

August 2022

Chair's note / The funeral of the Highgate Hill runaway motor bus driver / An angel fails to please / Putto mended / Florence Nightingale's Goddess / The ravages of Storm Eunice / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

April 2022

April 2022

Chair's note / Queen Victoria's midwife / Herbert Spencer orders his tomb / The Highgate Cemetery Act 2022 / A naval hero of the Crimean War / The ravages of Storm Eunice / From our collection / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

December 2021

December 2021

Chair's note / 'Something resembling Pere Lachaise' / Path renewal at Pere Lachaise / Conservation project update / The first burial in prestigious Highgate was a bootmaker's wife / Last WW1 centenary commemorated / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

August 2021

August 2021

Chair's note / Stacked, bound and balanced (Phyllida Barlow sculpture) / Lizzie Siddal's moving epitaph / Competitions update / The forgotten Pankurst boys / Historic pictures of London cemeteries / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

April 2021

April 2021

Chair's note / Keeping their tails bushy (foxes) / A surprising haven for life (spiders) / A historic cemetery for the twenty-first century (landscape competition shortlist) / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

December 2020

December 2020

Chair's note / A Victorian shipwreck / The mysterious Mr Crossland / Shura Cherkassky / What will Highgate Cemetery look like in 2045? / Wandering the West Cemetery / A tomb with a view / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news

August 2020

August 2020

Chair’s note / Growing up by the Boneyard / Unlocking the West Cemetery / Brookwood Cemetery plans for transformation / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news.

April 2020

April 2020

Chair’s note / A mother's sacrifice / A garden of remembrance for the outcast dead / An unfortunate ending for the largest airplane in the world / Loudon and Cemeteries / The lost Dickens / The new Cedar of Lebanon / News roundup / Historic cemeteries news.

December 2019

December 2019

Chair’s note / A monument by Stephen Geary / Neave Brown: A pioneer of housing / Losing our Cedar of Lebanon / News roundup / In memory Nora Perfect / Historic cemeteries news.