Photo courtesy Richmond Local History Society
Hello, and welcome to my website.
I work freelance providing a training, consultancy and research service under the banner of Funeral Service Training (London).
My website provides further information about me, my publications and my lectures. Links to all of these can be found above.
Meanwhile, you can contact me by emailing email@example.com
My New Book: Funerary Practices in England and Wales
Funerary Practices in England and Wales sets English and Welsh funerary practice in its wider legal, national and local governance framework, including the continuing role of the Church of England. It provides the historical context for current practice, provides data on new trends in burial and cremation and examines recent developments including direct cremation and alkaline hydrolysis. It provides detail of current practice and includes a detailed description of a typical funeral, including commemorative practice, and discussion of funeral costs. Chapters address the legalities and technicalities of burial and cremation, explaining the concept of burial rights and the technicalities of grave construction, and outlining cremation certification requirements and the process of cremation. This book is a valuable desk-
Part of the series Funerary International edited by Dr Julie Rugg, University of York, UK.
Available now ISBN 9781787692268 Price £40.00
London and the Spanish Flu
14 February 2019
Funeral Directors’ Records (and history of F W Paine)
14 March 2019
The Changing Face of Funerals in South London
21 March 2019
A Very English Building: The Cemetery Chapel
18 May 2019
Great Gardens of Death: Victorian Society Conference on Cemeteries
Following the Fortunes of the Abney Park Cemetery Company
19 May 2019
20th Colloquium on Cemeteries, University of York
Title to be announced
31 October 2019
The Cemeteries of South London
1 February 2020
North West Kent Family History Society
The Honoured Dead: London Cemeteries in Old Photographs.
Due for publication shortly by Strange Attractor Press.
Current Research & Articles in Preparation
* Funeral Directors and the 1977 Strike
* The Transportation of Coffins by Rail
You can contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org