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The Undertaker at Work by Brian Parsons London Cemeteries: an illustrated guide and gazeteer by Hugh Mellor and Brian Parsons The Glades of Remembrance, Brookwood Cemetery by Brian Parsons, Erkin Guney and John Clarke The London Way of Death by Brian Parsons J H Kenyon: the first 125 years by Brian Parsons
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My Images

Brian Parsons has a large collection of images and ephemera collected under the following headings. Some examples are illustrated in the slide show.


Funerals in London

The Funeral Director at Work

Funeral Directors’ ephemera, such as coffin and memorial catalogues

London Cemeteries (and some other UK locations)

Funerals During the First World War

Funeral Invoices

Memorial Cards

Illustrated Journals

Miscellaneous cemeteries ephemera


In addition, Brian Parsons has a large collection of contemporary images of London cemeteries.


Enquiries are welcome from academics, researchers, authors and commercial organisations.

Newman’s Coffin Furnishing Works


These photos of the interior of Newman’s coffin furnishing works in Birmingham were taken at the Memento Moriatas event held on 8 October 2014.  


For more details about Newman’s see:  www.birminghamconservationtrust.org/current/newman-brothers/

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