Brookwood Cemetery – A Final Resting Place in the Woods

Brookwood Cemetery is the UK's largest graveyard. It was builtĀ in 1854 and covers around 400 acres. In Victorian times trains carried the dead, divided by class, from the London Necropolis Station to this quiet, leafy town. I've wanted to visit Brookwood ever since reading 'Necropolis: London and its Dead' by Catharine Arnold. I've passed it… Continue reading Brookwood Cemetery – A Final Resting Place in the Woods

The Cauldron Trilogy – the Plan is done!

It's taken four months, 21 pages and over 11.5K of words to complete my plan for 'The Cauldron Trilogy'. And whilst this is terrific, I'm fully aware that any book plan is on uneven ground once you start writing and your characters try to misbehave. This is the most complex writing project I've ever attempted,… Continue reading The Cauldron Trilogy – the Plan is done!

Notebook collection #9: Tolkien – Maker of Middle Earth

I wanted to share a few photos of this exhibition, currently on in the Weston Library, but photography isn't allowed. That's understandable so instead please enjoy these photos of the notebook and badges I bought at the library shop. The exhibition itself isn't big but it's free and packed with artifacts from Tolkiens life and… Continue reading Notebook collection #9: Tolkien – Maker of Middle Earth

Unlocking the Secrets of Dana Prison, Shrewsbury

There are some places you never think you'll see the inside of and a modern-day prison is certainly one of them. Dana Prison in Shrewsbury, which closed in 2013, offers visitors a rare glimpse behind bars. Originally opened in 1793, the current main building dates from 1877. It was stripped of most of its fixtures… Continue reading Unlocking the Secrets of Dana Prison, Shrewsbury