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 ...

THE DAY TSAR NICHOLAS II MET BROCKLEY AVIATOR

Russian aviator and inventor Captain Sergei Alexandrovich Oulianine (aka Ulyanin) 1871 -1921Part hidden off the pathway heading towards the near seamless boundary between Ladywell and Brockley cemeteries, topped by a broken cruciform headstone, lies the final resting place of the distinguished Russian aviator and inventor Captain Sergei Alexandrovich Oulianine (aka Ulyanin) 1871-1921.   He lies buried ...

A look back at the tragic sinking of the HMS Good Hope

With the hundred year anniversary fast approaching of  one of Britain's worst naval disasters, there is something quite mournful about the leaf covered wording on the side of the Hawkes family grave a few yards from busy Brockley Road. It records the death of Able Seaman Reuben Ernest Hawkes, son of George and Amelia of Woodpecker Road ...