Drone’s eye view of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries

One of the regular attenders of the Friends group Open Days is Bob McGowan and his family and it was following a chat at this years event that Bob asked if the friends group might like to take the opportunity of having a drone survey of the cemeteries undertaken. As Bob's company Helidrone utilises drones ...

The Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters, is the subject of the 5th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

Known as the Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters shocked late Victorian society with a string of brazen murders in order to claim their insurance.The fifth in a series of fascinating stories behind the epitaphs at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Presented by FOBLC's very own historian Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke’s Drift, have gone on sale for £50,000

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke's Drift who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, have gone on sale for £50,000 according to the Daily MailGunner Arthur Howard's South Africa 1877-79 medal is being sold at auctionIn September 2012 a new headstone for Gunner Howard was unveiled ...

Friends of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Open Day Sunday 7th July 2019 11.00am – 4.30pm

Mary Ann Bevan: the Ugliest Woman in the World. The latest instalment of London Epitaphs, a collection of fascinating short podcasts based on the headstones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

In the 1920s, Mary Ann Bevan was known as the Ugliest Woman in the World but the story of how she came by the title is a tragic one. The third in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by ...

Larry Donovan,champion bridge jumper: the second in a series of podcasts narrated and researched by Mike Guilfoyle

Larry Donovan was the self-styled champion bridge jumper of the world, but his pursuit of fame through aerial stunts became a dangerous obsession.The second in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

Brockley’s most important contribution to the D-Day landings

The most important local contribution to the invasion of Europe was made indirectly by William Potter Stone & Co., plumbers of Malpas Road. Frank Stone (1913-2004), a partner in the firm and the son of the founder, was born in Brockley, and was an old boy of Mantle Road School and Addey and Stanhope. He ...

Brockley Max: Guided tour by Jeff Hart of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Saturday 1st June 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 1st June 2.30pm - 4.30pm.  Meet at the Ladywell gate.Discover a little about the people memorialised in the Cemeteries, including poets, musicians, war heroes, educationalists, and sports people on this 2 hour (approx) walk. Also a bit about the flora, fauna and wildlife. Led by Jeff Hart of the Friends of Brockley & Ladywell ...

Jane Clouson’s tragic story is the subject of this new podcast episode narrated by Mike Guilfoyle

In this podcast FOBLC historian Mike Guilfoyle tells the extraordinary story of Jane Clouson the 17 year old maid buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, whose murder became a legal cause celebre following the controversial acquittal of the accused, the wealthy Victorian gentleman Edmund Pook.For the full story read Paul Thomas Murphy's book 'Pretty Jane ...

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day Saturday 18th May 2019 11am to 5pm

The FOBLC have a stall at this wonderful event organised by the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery. There will be tours of Nunhead cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt (which is not usually open), plus special activities for kids like face painting, we hope to see you there!