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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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Welcome to Brian Parsons’ Website

Brian Parsons


























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 info@brianparsons.org.uk





My New Book: London Cemeteries in Old Photographs


London Cemeteries in Old Photographs by Brian Parsons
























Cemeteries have been part of the London area since the 1830s and over the years the vast majority have been captured by the camera.


London Cemeteries in Old Photographs draws together a large number of many previously unseen archival images depicting buildings and landscapes that have changed, completely disappeared or occasionally remained the same.


This limited-edition book has been published to complement the sixth edition of London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer by Hugh Meller and Brian Parsons, the new edition of which is due to be published in July 2021.


London Cemeteries in Old Photographs is only available from this website:



Price £12 including UK postage



Please contact me direct if you would like to order a copy.


Forthcoming Lectures


 2021


New Insights into London Cemeteries

6 January 2021 6.30pm http://www.mmtrust.org.uk/events

An online event


 2020

 

The Cemeteries of South London

1 February 2020

North West Kent Family History Society



Postponed Lectures (due to COVID-19)


Title to be confirmed

12 February 2020

Society of Genealogists


 

 The Cemeteries of London

31 March 2020

Monuments and Mausolea Trust

 

 

Using funeral and burial records for research and genealogy

4 June 2020

Society of Genealogists



Writers on Embalming

27 June 2020

British Institute of Embalmers (Midlands Division)


 

Forthcoming Publications






















The Sixth edition of London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer (with Hugh Meller) will be published by The History Press in July 2021.




Current Research & Articles in Preparation


‘Funeral Directing in Times of Crisis – Past and Present’ Funeral Director Monthly


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Burial at Brompton Cemetery: Findings from Funeral Directors Records


Funeral Directors and the 1977 Strike


The History of Kingston Cemetery and Crematorium


Reading the ‘Order for the Burial of the Dead.’ Investigating the role of the priest at funeral ceremonies during the 19th and 20th centuries


The eighth of the ‘Magnificent Seven’? The History of Victoria Park Cemetery




You can contact me by emailing info@brianparsons.org.uk