Grave of actor and comedian EDWARD LEWIS (1864-1922) restored

The FOBLC are pleased that The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America have been able to restore the final resting place of actor and comedian EDWARD LEWIS (1864-1922) who rests in Brockley Cemetery. Edward Lewis (inset) and his restored grave at Brockley Cemetery. Edward Lewis was born into a theatrical family and made his ...

Rev John Innocent (1829-1904) – Methodist Missionary to China and Frie​nd to General Gordon

The Reverend John Innocent (1829-1904) was a trail blazing Methodist Missionary to China and friend to General Gordon. Many thanks to Mike Guilfoyle for the following account. Born in 1829 in Sheffield John Innocent was sent to work as a grinder aged 16 years and made up for his lack of formal schooling by attending night school. His conversion ...