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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.
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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
The Cemeteries of South London
1 February 2020
Postponed Lectures (due to COVID-
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)
The Sixth edition of London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer (with Hugh Meller) will be published by The History press in 2021.
The Honoured Dead: London Cemeteries in Old Photographs.
Due for publication by Strange Attractor Press.
Current Research & Articles in Preparation
‘Funeral Directing in Times of Crisis – Past and Present’ Funeral Director Monthly
The Cemetery Chapel: A Very English Building ICCM Journal
Burial at Brompton Cemetery: Findings from Funeral Directors Records
Cemeteries and Competition: Insights into operations of the Great Northern Cemetery Company
Funeral Directors and the 1977 Strike
Hendon Park Cemetery: Exploring the Third Venue of the Abney Park Cemetery Company
Highgate Cemetery and the Undertakers
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
You can contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org