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Cremation

On this page I list my articles on cremation.


Please note there is a separate page with useful references on the early history of cremation.



‘Mortlake and the Art Deco Influence’ (2003) IBCA Journal Vol 71 No 2 pp20-23


‘South West Middlesex at 50’ (2004) ICCM Journal Vol 72 No 1 pp64-67


‘Where did the ashes go? The development of cremation and disposal of ashes 1885-1950. Part 1: Burying the Cremated’ (2005) IBCA Journal Vol 73 No 1 pp6-11


‘Where did the ashes go?  The development of cremation and disposal of ashes 1885-1950. Part 2 - From Grave to Gardens: Scattering and Gardens of Remembrance’ (2005) IBCA Journal Vol 73 No 2 pp28-43


‘From Welbeck to Woking: William Garstin and the first cremations’ (2005) Pharos International Vol 71 No 1 pp3-8


‘Cremation in England: The Legacy of Sir Henry Thompson. Part 1 – The early years: 1874-1885’ (2006) International Cemetery & Funeral Management Vol 66 No 1 pp26-29


‘Cremation in England: The Legacy of Sir Henry Thompson. Part 2 – Arrangements for the First Cremations: Coffins and Transport’ (2006) International Cemetery & Funeral Management Vol 66 No 2 pp23-27


‘Cremation in England: The Legacy of Sir Henry Thompson. Part 3 – Burying the Cremated Remains’ (2006) International Cemetery & Funeral Management Vol 66 No 3 pp70-75


‘Edward White and the Glades of Remembrance at Brookwood Cemetery’ (2008) Necropolis News Vol 5 No 2 pp3-14


‘Identifying key changes; the progress of cremation and its influence on music at funerals in England, 1874-2010’ (2011) Mortality Vol 17 no 2 pp130-144


‘The Development of West London’s Key Cemeteries and Crematoria’ (2015) ICCM Journal Vol 83 No 2 pp55-60


‘The Cleansing Fire. Cremation and Kensal Green’ (2015) The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Magazine Vol 78 July pp9-15


‘The Centenary of West Norwood Crematorium’ (2015) ICCM Journal Vol 83 No 4 pp57-65


‘Left on the Shelf’ (2016) Pharos International Vol 82 No 1 pp26-28


‘Funeral Directors and the Promotion of Cremation: A Regional Perspective’ (2017) Pharos International Vol 83 No 3 pp32-41


‘The History of Mortlake Crematorium’ (2018) The Acton Historian No 16 May 2018 pp12-19


‘Exploring the Phenomenon of Direct Cremation’ (2019) Pharos International Vol 85 No3 pp52-55


‘Well-known in Literary and Scientific Circles’. Who was Mrs Pickersgill, the first person to be cremated at Woking? (2019) Pharos International Vol 85 No 4 pp16-21